Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.
Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
In Christ, there is nothing I can do that would make You love me more and nothing I have done that makes You love me less.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
It is no coincidence that Jesus talks endlessly about love. Free love. Unconditional love.
What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.
When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.
The mystery of ministry is that we have been chosen to make our own limited and very conditional love the gateway for the unlimited and unconditional love of God.
The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.
To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
It's terrifying, that unconditional love you have for a child. I still wonder if she really came from me, from my womb. It's a miracle. I don't understand it. I live it very intensely.
I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life that came from my grandmother.
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