14 February 2010

processing: Barth on Love (for Valentine's day)

This quotation from KB hangs on the bulletin board above our desk in the office:

"Love does not question; it gives an answer.
Love does not think; it knows.
Love does not hesitate; it acts.
Love does not fall into raptures; it is ready to undertake responsibilities.
Love puts behind it all the 'ifs' and 'buts,' all the conditions, reservations, obscurities and uncertainties that may arise between a man and a woman.
Love is not only affinity and attraction; it is union.
Love makes these two persons indispensable to each other.
Love compels them to be with each other."

(Karl Barth, CD III.4)

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