If Peace Were Real   1 comment

Today at Shepherd of the Hill we watched a segment of Bill Moyer’s interview with Joseph Campbell. What ensued was a discussion of three forms of love: agape, eros, and filial. What a description of erotic love — and how accurate in my memory – as I got it, an explosion of joy and pain that demands connection with the loved one. What a great feeling that was back then.

Right now, though, I’m focused on agape love with longing in my heart — my whole body, actually — for us finally to get the blessing it would bring. As someone’s entry on Facebook today pointed out, violence leads to violence. Agape love leads to agape love. Which would you choose?

p.s. the header photo is about as peaceful as it gets, don’t you think? From my son Doug’s collection, it’s sunrise at Otter Cliff, Maine.

Posted March 4, 2012 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

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  1. I choose agape!

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