Daily Reflection ~ Monday, June 22, 2020

Maya Angelou wrote: “Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style…It’s a wonderful thing to know that there is something greater than I am, and that is God itself. There is no place where God is not.”

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage,

exiles from delight,
live coiled in shells of loneliness;
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies,
old memories of pleasure,
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity.
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave.
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

Maya Angelou

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