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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Two Blogs in One Day!

Aaron and I watched "A River Runs Through It" the other day, and there was this great quote at the end of the movie. I felt it needed to be part of a blog, but didn't have the blog to go with the quote. I sort of do now...

The quote is, "At sunrise everything is luminous, but not clear. It is often the same with those we live with and love and should know: they elude us. Yet you can love completely without complete understanding". The blog that goes with the quote is Jackson's, as well as Rishi's comment at the end.

We do not have to completely understand each other to love each other. And we do not have to completely understand our God to love Him, either. We can love completely with who and what we are in our imperfect understanding. We don't always do it, but we can. And as our perceptions crash and meld and sharpen and grow--as we grow--our love continues to grow, too, and its completeness is even more complete. It's a little like the last chapter in C.S. Lewis' "The Last Battle"--the further up and the further in you go, the bigger everything gets.

So, there it is. You can love completely without complete understanding. Now go and love.

3 comments:

Sealka said...

You're right, and this is important to remember...

Angela said...

I actually think a lack of understanding facilitates the love. It encourages us to explore more.

Mary said...

Wow. This really means a lot to me. Trying to explain why, however, would require a face-to-face conversation. Hopefully soon!