Monday, January 23, 2012

The Greatest of These Is Love

Since the stores are convinced it's already Valentine's Day, a new snippet, from chapter 4, "Love," seems appropriate:

What Mulder and Scully come to represent, then, is not merely what each gender contributes to the other, but what other people contribute to our lives to make up for our own weaknesses. Where there is potential for conflict, through our oppositions and our differences, balance and completion can arise instead. While each of us has a divine spark within and the image of God imprinted on us, only by combining the best of humanity—all of humanity—can we together represent God’s character. Nothing illustrates this better than love. God is love, but love cannot exist in isolation. Love requires the presence of another. We must love each other in order to love at all. (p. 120)