HOW TO LOVE
How to avoid being taught: learn.
How to learn: investigate.
How to be the right weight: quit dieting.
How to be happy: smile.
How to talk with God: listen.
How to talk with anyone: listen.
How to win an argument: don’t.
How to feel safe: protect.
How to make amends to your children: become the parent you want them to be.
How to Love: Accept God’s Love and pass it on.
How to experience Love: Accept God’s Love and pass it on.
How to forgive and be forgiven: Accept God’s Love and pass it on.
(Prayers uttered by those of us who see ourselves as powerless reflect the appeal of the beggar; our plea moves us from the streets to the alleys. Here we find the leftovers. Here we can sustain ourselves for one more day.)