“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.” ~Thomas Merton
Sometimes our paths cross with an individual who’s existence draws us in a seemingly irresistible way. Their entire being is beautiful and good. Of course, its only natural to dream our paths will not part, or even that we could at least walk together on our passing roads, just a little closer, just a little longer.
But crossing paths doesn’t always mean joining paths, maybe we’re just passing by on this road but for a short time.
Learn to love in an unattached way; one not dependent on the outcome of your personal dreams. Learn to appreciate people for the role they do play in your life, not the ones you want them to. Allow them to be simply them, and you, be simply you; a necessity before paths could even possibly join. Let your love be evident of your confidence in God’s all-encompassing knowledge and sovereignty. Be here, now. Save tomorrow for tomorrow.