“I am His Beloved and He is mine. I am to Be-Loved by Him and Be-Love to everyone He leads me to.”
It’s not a mission statement nor is it a mantra. To me, it’s a simple truth. This year, I will be diving deep into these words. I will explore and create out of the identity of being His Beloved, my purpose of being Loved by Him, and calling to be Love to everyone He leads me to. I would like to invite you to explore and create with me.
We can start with Thomas Merton’s words about where to begin.
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.
If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only the potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflections of ourselves we find in them.”
– Thomas Merton