This post will not be about The Band.
(even though, omg, we have a name now. AND A FACEBOOK PAGE!) Ahem.
And it’s not going to be about my double vision.
(which, by the way, if you don’t know already, I’ve had freaky double vision for the past 10 days, which has led to much confusion and concern and trips to doctors – I have decided never to go to the doctor without bringing a friend as a chauffeuer and a scribe, because it makes every stressful experience so much more bearable. my eyes, and my brain, I’m told, will eventually sort all of this out. I just have to…be less aware of it. COMMENCE DISTRACTIONS!)
Instead, I’ll share a quote that needs to keep bouncing around in my head, by George MacDonald and found in this book.
Love is one, and love is changeless.
For love loves unto purity. Love has ever in view the absolute loveliness of that which it beholds. Where loveliness is incomplete, and love cannot love its fill of loving, it spends itself to make more lovely, that it may love more; it strives for perfection, even that itself may be perfected – not in itself, but in the object. As it was love that first created humanity, so even human love, in proportion to its divinity, will go on creating the beautiful for its own outpouring. There is nothing eternal but that which loves and can be loved, and love is ever climbing towards the consummation when such shall be the universe, imperishable, divine.
Therefore all that is not beautiful in the beloved, all that comes between and is not of love’s kind, must be destroyed.
And our God is a consuming fire.