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Love is to let them be…


“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton


15 thoughts on “Love is to let them be…

  1. I really like this quote and Thomas Merton. This is such an important statement. If we love someone, we need to love them as they are, even when it is difficult. That is love. To try to change them is self serving. Thank you for this.

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