If we clip each other’s wings, we cannot fly
“I should have clipped her wings and made her mine for all eternity.”
When I first heard this lyric from the Orange and Lemons song Heaven Knows (This Angel Has Flown), I felt that the words captured the tension between true love and selfish love.
It’s easier to control. It’s scarier to let go. But true love means having faith that the beloved has the agency to choose and to flourish. When we grip too tightly, we risk squishing trust. And when we do, we cannot thrive together.
If we clip each other’s wings, we cannot fly.
John 20:11-18. Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-101: APRIL 11, 2023]