you being a million miles away
does not make it easier
to make the love go away
to strangle my heart every time
someone says your name
to choke on tears
on dates of memorable days
and just because you stopped talking
I’ll magically learn
how to un-love you
"The way we are with each other is the truest test of our faith. How I treat a brother or sister from day to day, how I react to the sin-scarred wino on the street, how I respond to interruptions from people I dislike, how I deal with normal people in their normal confusion on a normal day may be a better indication of my reverence for life than the anti-abortion sticker on the bumper of my car. We are not pro-life simply because we are warding off death. We are pro-life to the extent that we are men and women for others—all others. To the extent that no human flesh is a stranger to us. To the extent that we can touch the hand of another in love. To the extent that for us there are no “others.”"
#St Cyril of Alexandria
The Ragamuffin Gospel
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This passage harmonized well with this from the Office of Readings for today, Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter. it’s from a commentary on the gospel of John by St. Cyril of Alexandria:
"If, in Christ, all of us, both ourselves and He who is within us by His own flesh, are members of the same body, is it not clear that we are one, both with one another and with Christ?"