Thought for today
LOVE comes at a cost. Love makes us open, vulnerable, trusting, like the little children Jesus refers to in the gospel. Love is giving oneself, holding nothing back. Love exposes us to the greatest joy and the greatest pain... pain in rejection and betrayal, pain in bereavement when death wrenches us physically apart from those we love. This is God’s experience too.
God’s love takes him to the cross, to rejection, betrayal, suffering and death. Yet the reality of the Resurrection we celebrate at each Holy Communion is that God’s perfect love is able to bring new life, healing and hope even from situations of terrible pain and loss.
‘If you love you will be crucified. If you don’t you’re already dead’...(Desmond Tutu)