Love as if . . .


Love as if loving is the first thing on your to-do list.
Love as if you have no other plan but to love.
Love as if you are confident that love makes good things happen.
Love as if this is your first opportunity to love.
Love as if this is your last opportunity to love.
Love as if loving can heal all wounds.
Love as if loving is your first purpose on earth.
Love as if loving is your favorite choice.
Love as if you have that kind of power.
Love as if it will keep the earth spinning in vast, beautiful space.

About Vinita Hampton Wright 186 Articles
Vinita Hampton Wright has served as senior editor at Loyola Press for 16 years and recently became managing editor of the trade books department. She has written various fiction and non-fiction books, including the novel Dwelling Places with HarperOne, Days of Deepening Friendship and The Art of Spiritual Writing for Loyola Press, and most recently, The St. Teresa of Avila Prayer Book for Paraclete Press. Vinita is a student and practitioner of Ignatian spirituality, and from 2009 to 2015 she blogged at Days of Deepening Friendship. For the past few years, she has co-led small groups through the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. She lives in Chicago with her husband, three cats, and a dog. In her “spare” time these days, she is working on her next novel.

7 Comments on Love as if . . .

  1. Thank you Vinita, what a great post. It makes me think of The Four Loves. Especially at Valentine’s, we focus on romantic love, but so many other kinds of love are important. Jesus was the world’s greatest lover, but not in a romantic way.

  2. Vinita, your presentation brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for such a love-ly poem. I am sending it to my email list for a Valentine for each one of them. Again, your reflections hit me right where I need to be hit. Thank you. And Happy Valentine’s Day.

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