Love that grows radically wiser
Belonging to a family, community, or organization that is harmonious makes it convenient to learn what it means to give and receive love. This is an important foundation especially for children and the young to appreciate the simplicity of love.
But as we grow and mature, we realize that love is both simple and complex. It is beyond what feels good. It’s beyond giving then expecting something in return. True love means to sacrifice and to choose love not in expectation of any reward but for love’s own sake. Love is an end in itself, not a means.
When love does not seem to make rational sense, the radical wise is able to create a surplus of meaning that makes it preferable to choose love anyway.
Matthew 5:43-48. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-171: JUNE 20, 2023]