I Can Only Love You

When I do seminars on my book Guerrilla Lovers, I encourage people to pray, “Jesus, give me your heart for this person” every time they interact with anyone. So I loved this quote I read from Dorothy Day. She was the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and wrote this in her diary about why she didn’t give up on the addicts and broken people she ministered to:

Yes, I see only too clearly how bad people are. I wish I did not see it so. It is my own sins that give me such clarity. If I did not bear the scars of so many sins to dim my sight and dull my capacity for love and joy, then I would see Christ more clearly in you all. I cannot worry much about your sins and miseries when I have so many of my own. I can only love you all, poor fellow travelers, fellow sufferers. I do not want to add one least straw to the burden you already carry. My prayer  from day to day is hat God will so enlarge my heart that I will see you all, and live with you all, in His love.

If we all just had that attitude…