— Pope Benedict XVI
Have you ever felt a potential love for someone?
Like, you don’t actually love them and you know you don’t, but you know you could. You realise that you could easily fall in love with them. It’s almost like the bud of a flower, ready to blossom but it’s just not quite there yet. And you like them a lot, you really do. You think about them often, but you don’t love them. You could, though. You know you could.
My god the accuracy of this statement
Lord, I ask You to give me the graces necessary to be selfless, to freely give without want. I want to love others without any of my own attachments or desires. I want to be friends with others and not desire that they fill some void in my heart, allow me to give that void to You.
I realize that if someone hurts you in anyway it is usually because at some point in their life, they were hurt, if not in the same way, in a worse way. Instead of hating or cursing them, I’d suggest praying for their healing.
I’m sad. But I know there’s joy to be found in the sadness. This sadness is different.
I’m happy because I could tell that I’m following God’s plan. For once I’m certain about where I’m at and where I’m going.