April 20, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Monday, April 20, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep.
 — Kahlil Gibran

There will be many opportunities to express love in the days ahead, and some may be cloaked in harsh wrappings. Perhaps an argument will wound and then be healed by the exchange of loving words and intimate gestures.

Maybe a friend or lover will be called away for a while, and the painful loneliness will make us question our commitment to love. Yet, in loving unconditionally, we’ll find peace.

Love, though a soft word and a gentle image, doesn’t always promise us soft, gentle moments. Sometimes love offers us a pained heart and empty arms. We know love comforts, but not always. Love heals, but in its own time. The desire to know love draws us together, always.

You are reading from the book:

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation

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