“To love our neighbors as ourselves means to see that we are worth loving, and those around us are too.” Jonathan Merritt
Image: The artist Anders Zorn and his wife Emma.
Are family members our worst critics or our best?
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An illusion haunts us, that a long duration, as a year, a decade, a century, is valuable. But an old French sentence says, “God works in moments.” We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life or grand moments that signify. Let the measure of Time be spiritual, not mechanical. Life is unnecessarily long. Moments of insight, of fine personal relation, a smile, a glance–what ample borrowers of eternity they are!
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
**Paintings by 19th century American artist Thomas Hovenden
Thinking of all the men and women who never come home. This painting never gets old for me.