love itself….

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places;
but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief,
it grows perhaps the greater.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

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(Bonaventure Cemetery / Savannah, GA / Julie Cook / 2016)

“Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me,
I saw the sin of them.
Jesus Christ had died for this man;
was I going to ask for more?
Lord Jesus, I prayed, forgive me and help me to forgive him….
Jesus, I cannot forgive him. Give me your forgiveness….
And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than
on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges,
but on His.
When He tells us to love our enemies,
He gives along with the command,
the love itself.”

― Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place

11 comments on “love itself….

  1. Lynda says:

    Two very inspiring quotes Julie. God provides all that God asks of us – I know from personal experience that God will give us the love and resources we need to love someone that we could never imagine loving. God is good! Prayers continue. May you have a very blessed day.

  2. Melissa Presser (still Esquire) says:

    Wow (2nd quote)

  3. Julie, thank you for bringing back the memories from reading this book many years ago. I need to re-read. Blessings. ~ Fran

  4. I too need to get this book out and read it again.Thanks for sharing it’s wealth with us. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂 ❤

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