Saint Augustine once wrote, “What does love look like?”
~Love must look like the freshness and beauty found in the surprise gift of a vase full of flowers. Pretty, but more realistically, love probably looks less showy and ever bit more practical.
Augustine continued, “What does love look like…?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men…”
~In our silence you can hear the agonizing cries from those deeply hurt by life’s burdens–you listen with sadness and wonder what you can do with so many broken-hearted souls humiliated especially when their wound comes from love not felt or love torn away.
~We cry with them
~We spend time with them
~We listen and hold them close in our thoughts
~We love unconditionally…
“That is what love looks like.” ~St. Augustine
In order to see love, occasionally we need our silence to hear love calling out to us and a plea to heaven: God, give me your eyes…for just a second.
What does love look like to you?