February – The Month of Love – Quotes to Ponder

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February – The Month of Love – Quotes to Ponder

    We turned the calendar this weekend (where did January go? In Ohio it’s buried under snow!) and now enter the month of love.  Though February is mostly know of love between people, I thought I’d share a few quotes about God’s love for a midwinter pondering.

 

Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. 

Only God can count all the apples in one seed. 

~Robert H. Schuller

 

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. 

 ~St. Augustine

 

“We should be astonished at the goodness of God,

 stunned that He should bother to call us by name,

our mouths wide open at His love,

 bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground.”

Brennan Manning

 

“If you have never known the power of God’s love,

then maybe it is because you have never asked to know it

 – I mean really asked,

expecting an answer.”

Frederick Buechner

 

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.

 It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.

 ~Charles Morgan

 

God is love.

 He didn’t need us.

 But he wanted us.

And that is the most amazing thing.

 ~ Rick Warren

 

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good,

but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

CS Lewis

 

Nothing is more practical than finding God,

 than falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.


What you are in love with,


what seizes your imagination,

 will affect everything.


It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,


what you do with your evenings,


how you spend your weekends,


what you read,

whom you know,


what breaks your heart,


and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.


Fall in Love,

stay in love,


and it will decide everything.

Pedro Arrupe

 

Love was meant to be also a sign,

 a symbol,

a messenger,

 a telltale of the Divine….

Love is a messenger from God saying that every human affection

 and every ecstasy of love are sparks from the great flame of love that is God.


— Fulton J. Sheen

 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16   

Do you have a favorite quote about God’s love or which one above resonates with you right now?

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  • soulstops

    The Pedro quote and the C.S. Lewis quote….I was introduced to the Pedro quote when I was participating in the St. Ignatius Exercises a few years ago….so true…Thanks, Jean …praying you are enjoying the sun in FL :)

  • Jennifer Seger

    Love CS Lewis – love your blog!

  • Motherhood Support

    These are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! #SITSblogging

  • IreneWachsler

    Excerpt from Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems
    “Sometimes I need
    only to stand
    wherever I am
    to be blessed.”

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Great line! Thanks for stopping by Irene

  • http://www.lisanotes.com/ Lisa notes…

    Sigh, it sounds so romantic to be buried under snow, but I’m guessing it’s probably not. ha. We get very cold here in Alabama (for us, anyway) but rarely have snow to go along with it.

    This quote really got me:
    “There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.”
    I love that imagery.
    Thanks for sharing all these, Jean.

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      enjoy Alabama – we got slammed with 10 inches of snow yesterday. On line to be the snowiest year ever in Ohio. I am more than ready for spring so perhaps why I wanted to seek out thoughts about love and Valentines day. Glad you found a quote you liked.

  • Ceil

    Hi Jean! Great collection of quotes, and from all different people. But the theme of love really brings out the poet in everyone, doesn’t it?
    I like “God is love. And he who abides in love, abides in God. And God in him.” It’s so fun to know that I can’t love anything unless I have God in me. What a thought that is!

    In all this cold and snow (six more inches today) I hardly gave a thought to Valentines Day. Yikes! It’s coming soon…thanks for the reminder!!
    Ceil