The Activity of Loving

Eric Butterworth’s 1989 book titled Life is for Loving magically dropped into my Kindle a few days ago.

As I read last night, these Butterworth words resonated with me:

“As a word or concept, love cannot solve anything.  The statement, ‘What the world needs now is love,’ is normally followed by a lengthy dissertation of the theme.  But the world doesn’t need sermons on love.  It needs, rather, a new commitment to the activity of loving.” (the boldface is mine)

What do the words, “the activity of loving” mean?

My blogging colleague, Arvind Devalia is writing a series of 28 relationship articles for the month of February (http://www.arvinddevalia.com/blog/).  Arvind believes, and so do I, that the relationship we have with ourselves determines how we intermingle with the people (and even the animals!) who populate our lives.

Just think:  If we each committed to the activity of loving ourselves fully and completely, how much more natural would the activity of loving others become?

Who knows what could happen beyond that simply daily activity of loving?  The possibilities boggle the mind, but for now, let’s just be here and focus on the action of loving.

That’s it for this edition of Saturday Share.  What is in your heart to share today?

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks Beth for mentioning my relationship series.

    As you say, if we each committed to the activity of loving ourselves fully and completely, how much more natural would the activity of loving others become?

    Wishing you a wonderful week of love:-)

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