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Agape Love: When Others Fail To Give Back

Agape Love: When Others Fail To Give Back

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:10). In my work as a psychotherapist, I hear a steady refrain or bass line in a minor key: "I give, someone else takes, and I receive less in return." Some...

As a psychotherapist and spiritual director, I bring well-honed insight and skill to these posts; yet, my vulnerability plays a more important part, for more than advice from experts, serious people of faith need resonance with fellow travelers.

In my writing and in your reading and comments, may we face our challenges in God’s compassionate presence rather than in a private dressing room where we try in vain to make ourselves presentable to God at an appointed meeting. God meets us where we are.

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