I’m tired of us giving people Religion in the place of Love.
I’m tired of us giving them Theology in the place of Love.
And giving them Being Right in the place of Love.
And Judgement in the place of Love.
And Politics in the place of Love.
And Silence. [From the article]
We’ve all experienced the disappointment of Substitution; ordering dinner, shopping for patio furniture, running errands at the grocery store. Lots of times, we need to accept something else in place of what we originally wanted, and even though we may do it begrudgingly and with some complaining, we ultimately accept it.
Most of the time we come to realize, that our second choice yields only a small drop-off in quality. We can live with the unexpected replacement and really be no worse for wear. (Dinner is still great, the blue chairs work just fine, and those other diapers still stop the surprise afternoon flood).
Sometimes though, substitutes won’t do.
There are moments when what you need, is what you need, and anything less isn’t just a loss or an inconvenience, it’s a flat-out tragedy.
The search for Love is this way.
So often, we force people to accept substitution in the…
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