Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Month for "Dear Hearts"

I can't believe it is February already. Here it is, a month dedicated to affairs of the heart. I've been reading "Heartstorming: The Way to a Purposeful Life" by Father Paul Keenan. In one of his chapters, he speaks about "dear hearts," those people who come into our lives for a time and change us forever. One of the phenomenons of human relationships is that as far as here on earth, they are firmly rooted in time. They have a beginning and an end. Friendships and loves change as people grow and develop. Family members pass away. Space and distance separate us. Yet, there are those relationships that involve an eternal dimension. If they are lucky, spouses connect at a level that transcends the mundane. You run into an old friend and find that you are still able to talk the night away. High-school sweethearts reunite as senior citizens and reignite an old flame that never went away. True love (in its many forms) does indeed last forever. Thank God for all the dear hearts who have touched your life and contributed to who you are today.

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