‘…to love also means to obey, lend an ear and open one’s heart to the other, make a place for them, renounce the pretence of going it alone, and stretch oneself to truly be with the other. In this sense, true love is submission (a reciprocal one…) not only to all men and women, but also to the order in the world that one cannot modify, birth and death, events and history’
Thadee Matura OFM
Image: Chestnut-tailed Starlings (Sturnia malabarica) at Satchari National Park, Bangladesh
Photographer: ’Touhid biplob’, Feb 2019, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for the NHS and those in the caring professions and for the police, fire and ambulance services.
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