Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austin

Today I pray, “Dear God, What holds us from love? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

This is an attitude that holds us from love. This is an unsettled disposition. And a completely natural one. This is an inward feeling of self-convinced wisdom, not open-minded love for the inconsistencies. I think of Winnie The Pooh’s open-mindedness for inconsistency of all human characters. His little smile and giggle and dance of spirit. His acceptance and affinity for all characters. His joy and cheerfulness amid the mess that can be seen of humanity by the attempted decoders of humanity. Heehee!


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