The love Jesus expects of us seems to be truly unmanageable. “This is my commandment,” he says, “love one another as I love you.” How can I possibly love like that?
The seeming impossibility, the unmanageability of loving as God loves is exactly the point. We cannot possibly do it. Only the overshadowing of God’s Spirit can transform and stretch our hearts wide open.
Unfortunately, I too often resist the Spirit’s stretch.
Photograph by Brother Brian. Meditation by one of the monks.