Dying to Love

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

Mitch Teemley

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 otherbefore it’s too late!”

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

  1. Bad Wolf says:

    Kinda weird message, but I think you’re heart is in the right place.

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  2. Erika Kind says:

    Stronger than ever!!!

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  4. toutparmoi says:

    “In the midst of life we are in death.” No surprise there.
    And who was it said, “While we wrangle here in the dark we are dying…”? The English puritan Richard Baxter? Whatever, wrangling in the dark pretty much sums up a host of human activities.

    My favourite quote is along the lines of, “Never was anything too much loved in this world. It is the scarcity (paucity?) of love for all that makes some things seem loved to excess.”

    Brilliant. But I know I’ve got the words wrong, though I couldn’t have made it up. So who said it? I’m pretty sure its 17th century English, but…?

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  5. Bonsai says:

    Death should keep us more “in line” shouldn’t it? We know it will happen and when it happens if we have time to stare it in the face, don’t we want to be well-prepared and at complete peace? This takes effort and belief.

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  6. Spot on. The dying themselves are reminders of the immutable fact that you so beautifully expressed. In allowing us into their few remaining moments, they teach us how to love; before anything else, love is a ministry of presence.

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