Love

What is wanted is not that we should

find ultimate truth,

nor that we should become secure,

nor that we should have ease,

nor that we should be without hurt,

but that we should love.

 

The author just about sums it all up in a few words. What do I wish for children or grandchildren? That they be “secure,” be at “ease, be without “hurt,” and as sure as rain I know they won’t make it through life without times of insecurity, discomfort, and hurt. So I am left with the “ultimate truth” the author says we can’t find, but is right there in front of us:

 

“We should love.”

 

We cannot escape insecurity, unease, and hurt, but if we love in spite of and in response, we have indeed found “ultimate truth.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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  1. Similar quote from – John McQuiston II Always We Begin Again

    What is wanted is not that we should find ultimate truth,
    nor that we should become secure,
    nor that we should have ease,
    nor that we should be without hurt,
    but that we should live fully.

    Therefore we should not fear life,
    nor anything in life,
    we should not fear death,
    nor anything in death,
    we should live our lives
    in love with life.

    It is for us
    to train our hearts
    to live in grace,
    to sacrifice our self-centered desires,
    to find the peace without want
    without seeking it for ourselves,
    and when we fail,
    to begin again each day.

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