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A closer analogy is the experience of love. When you love somebody, it is no longer yourself who is the center of your own universe. It is the one you love who is. You forget yourself. You deny yourself. You give yourself, so that by all the rules of arithmetical logic there should be less of yourself than there was to start with. Only by curious paradox there is more. You feel that at last you really are yourself.
The experience of salvation involves the same paradox. Jesus put it like this: “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
"Sorry. I was just scared."
"My body literally aches at the thought of never seeing you again."
"In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -Mother Teresa"
"You looked like something beyond perfection."
When someone becomes meaningful to us, it’s natural to begin to see them in our own future. Whether it’s carpooling tomorrow or grabbing lunch next wednesday to college plans or living amenities. Yes, you can imagine a future with just about anybody if you so desire. Call it wishful thinking, dreams, or even fantasies. But to see them go beyond the puny boundaries of your mind and enter the story of your life. To reread past chapters and realize that they were there from the beginning. Yes, to behold and witness them transcend from the future to the past.
That’s way bigger and more beautiful than all the little dreams and fantasies. So call it coincidence, random chance, or even an accidental alignment of events.
Or call it destiny.