During Lent we are exploring the various ways in which the work of LOVE is accomplished. Each Sunday in Lent we will view and reflect upon a video that tells a story of LOVE’s embodiment in the world. Revolutionary LOVE calls us to love, others, love our opponents, love the Earth, love ourselves and thereby LOVE the MYSTERY that we call God.
Today, Valarie Kaur’s TEDtalk: “3 Lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage” portrays the embodiment of LOVE in the life of a social activist, lawyer, filmmaker, Sikh, and mother, who envisions a world where LOVE is a public ethic.
First view Valarie Kaur’s empowering talk, then our reflections can be viewed in the video below. Then contemplate Valarie’s questions:
“What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?” What if our future is not dead but still waiting to be born?”
LOVE Others, LOVE Opponents
LOVE the Earth, LOVER Ourselves
and thereby LOVE
the MYSTERY that we call God.
LOVE is more than a rush of feeling
LOVE is sweet labour
a choice we make over and over again.
See no Stranger
Tend the Wound
Breathe and Push
In the name of
Our LOVER, BELOVED, and LOVE Herself.