Dying to Love

862f7392482847abe4d6992e18a4bba6Everything that matters is tied to death. Forgiveness, resolving differences, healing hurts—when death looms, we suddenly remember that the only thing that matters is love.

If only death were always with us.

But wait, it is. At this very moment, every one of us is dying.

It’s as if God has said, “Do I have to kill you to get you to love? Alright, then so be it…

Now start loving each other before it’s too late!”

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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11 Responses to Dying to Love

  1. barbara says:


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  2. Erika Kind says:

    Good advice, Mitch!!!

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  4. mitchteemley says:

    Reblogged this on Mitch Teemley and commented:

    It felt like the right time to re-post this.


  5. blmaluso says:

    True words! Thank you.

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  6. Ron Huston says:

    But what about the suffering that leads to death ?

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    • mitchteemley says:

      I know you’ve been through much, Ron, so I speak cautiously–and in love–when I remind you of C.S. Lewis’s famous line, “God whispers to us in our pleasures…but shouts in our pains.” I think suffering, like death, is used by God–though its purpose is often hard to grasp in the temporal realm.

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