The More Loving One

How should we like it were stars to burn

With a passion for us we could not return?

If equal affection cannot be,

Let the more loving one be me. — W. H. Auden, The More Loving One.

We have a chance to be the more loving one than anyone else except God whose love is unconditional, forgiving, and all in. We are most like God’s image when we love unconditionally and understand that our passion for another cannot be reciprocal.

When we demand that our love be returned in equal affection we miss the point. Love must be freely given without any expectation of it being returned.

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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