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When you’re loved unconditionally, there’s no reason to fear anymore. Life can fully flourish in you. To love is to help another hope again. Indeed, I wonder if there is any greater hope than the hope to be loved?
The child who is loved is a child who can grow—and our continued maturation through adulthood is tied to our capacity to just love and be loved. Love frees you to be you. Love is secure.
In love, we find strength. Love holds you when you just need to be held. Love gives you rest when you’re just plain dog-tired. Love believes in you when you don’t believe in yourself.
Love stretches you, too, but only because Love loves you. Love’s stretching is never guilt-driven or shame-based. When you’re stretched by love, the soul expands by grace, with grace and in grace. Love’s stretching helps us hold more grace.
There’s no reason to fear being stretched. When you’re loved unconditionally, there’s no reason to fear anymore.
My prayer is that you would know this Love first-hand and make a home in Love.
When You’re Loved
by Troy Cady
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