The fullness of our love must overflow to others, says Peter D Leeming, but the strength and direction of that flow depends on our personal relationship with the source
When one of our daughters was very young, she carried with her a tiny, battered, old teddy bear wherever she went. For most of the time she appeared to quite forget its presence but if by some chance it went astray, she would immediately cease what she was doing and anxiously search until it was found. Very occasionally though, she would pause during her play, pick up her teddy and tenderly press it to her face, uttering a loud sigh of love and joy. Conceived in love, cherished and cared for, how touchingly small children demonstrate at times the wondrous flow of human love! No heart can bear an over-fullness of love; fullness of love must overflow to others, near and far.
You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles.