You can’t give yourself over to love for somebody without giving yourself over to suffering.

Photo by Jodi, Fremont’s Johnson lake running path at sunrise, summer 2012

“You can’t give yourself over to love for somebody without giving yourself
over to suffering. You can’t give yourself to love for a soldier without giving yourself to his suffering in war. It is this body of our suffering that Christ was born into, to suffer it Himself and to fill it with light, so that beyond the suffering we can imagine Easter morning and the peace of God on little earthly homelands such as Port William and the farming villages of Okinawa.”

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