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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.
before I sleep,
I do this thing
where I bundle
up my blanket,
wrap my arms
all around it,
and gently dream
of your lively loving heartbeat
I get nightmares
the life right
out of you
don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.
No, do it. Do cross oceans for people. Love people, all people. No conditions attached, no wondering wether or not they’re worthy. Cross oceans, climb mountains. Life and love isn’t about what you gain, it’s about what you give.
This is the best advice given on Tumblr…way to be!