Thursday, August 05, 2010

QUOTES: "Love is always about the particular"

"But everything that is real has a defined nature....One cannot have a relationship with something abstract...To be spiritual but not religious is akin to following sports, but without choosing any one sport in particular. It is not possible to play sports in general. Or to love music, but no particular piece of music. Or to plant a garden, but no particular flowers. Novels cannot be read in general; you are either reading an Anne Rice book or you are not.
How much easier it would be to love a family in general, and not this particular spouse, and these particular children. Yet love is always about the particular." --Fr. Raymond de Souza

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