5 Small Things About Love


1.  We decide to love one another not because the other is loveable but because we are loving beings. We love because love is our essence, because we are called to make this love real in the world.

Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar, Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language


2.  Sometimes what seems most solid and stable is only an illusion of stability. Things that appear more ethereal, that may seem to be the toughest to grasp, are in face the most stable and secure. Love, faith, and community may seem to be intangible ideals, but if nurtured they can serve as the very bedrock of our lives.

Jackie Clement, “Faith and Belief,” Voices From the Margins: A Book of Meditations

3.  It is not true that love makes all things easy; it makes us choose what is difficult

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (Unitarian, author)



4.  Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.

Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies (Brahmo Samaj, nationalist, reformer, playwright, poet)

5.  When our hearts sing or when they frown it is the way of compassion telling us to give. It is the way of peace telling us to share our gifts, for we are happiest and most powerful when Love is made apparent in and through us.
Marta I. Valentín, “In Gatherings” Voices From the Margins: A Meditation Manual