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The Middle Way

There is no such thing as sin; rather you yourselves are what produces sin when you act in accordance with the nature of adultery [unfaithfulness], which is called “sin.” For this reason, the Good came among you, pursuing (the good) which belongs to every nature. It will set it within its root. This is why you get sick and die: because you love what deceives you. –Gospel of Mary Magdalene […]

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The Shadow of Love

“I’m not interested in that kind of love,” Mel said. “If that’s love, you can have it.” –Raymond Carver, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” There is a kind of love that is not love at all. It just wears the mask of love, like demons sometimes wear the mask of light. This Thing, which is really Pain in disguise, is not about giving to another person, […]

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Why Doesn’t Love Last?

I think our deepest need is to love and be loved. And yet so many relationships end, and not well, or people disappoint us. We want to be loved, but we don’t know what that’s supposed to look like. Or we want to love someone else, but they don’t receive it or know how we feel. And then a relationship ends in one way or another, and we’re left bereft, […]

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What Is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me

Last weekend while I was getting a pedicure, my favorite nail salon was showing Baz Luhrman’s remake of The Great Gatsby on their screens. Usually I try avoid watching their movie selections, which tend to involve poorly written love stories with faux-feisty blonde women, but this movie has more depth, and I couldn’t help watching longer than my pedicure took, even though I saw the movie when it first came […]

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