For those of you who, like me, forget a lot of things in this life.
“You must believe in the yes that comes back when you ask, ‘Do you love me?’. You must choose this yes even when you do not experience it.
You feel overwhelmed by distractions, fantasies, the disturbing desire to throw yourself into the world of pleasure. But you know already that you will not find there an answer to your deepest question. Nor does the answer lie in rehashing old events, or in guilt or shame. All of that makes you dissipate yourself and leave the rock on which your house is built.
You have to trust the place that is solid, the place where you can say yes to God’s love even when you do not feel it. Right now you feel nothing but emptiness and the lack of strength to choose. But keep saying, ‘God loves me and God’s love is enough’. You have to choose the solid place over and over again and return to it after every failure.”
(Henri Nouwen- The Inner Voice of Love)
And that, my friends, is theology of the deepest kind. Choosing to believe in reality and fighting for that reality in our minds and hearts.