Without the love of our parents, sisters, brothers, spouses, lovers, and
friends, we cannot live. Without love we die. Still, for many people this love
comes in a very broken and limited way. It can be tainted by power plays,
jealousy, resentment, vindictiveness, and even abuse. No human love is the
perfect love our hearts desire, and sometimes human love is so imperfect that
we can hardly recognise it as love.
In order not to be destroyed by the wounds inflicted by that imperfect human
love, we must trust that the source of all love is God's unlimited,
unconditional, perfect love, and that this love is not
far away from us but is the gift of God's Spirit dwelling within us.