“Most of us – all of us, in fact, except the enlightened masters – live to some extent in a state of “love withhold.”‘ We are waiting to see if a person is good enough to receive our kindness, our generosity, or our love. People hardly have dates anymore; we have auditions. We think we need to understand a person to see whether they are worthy of our love, but in fact, unless we love them we cannot understand them.
Someone’s religion, looks, financial status, professional position – so many things are used by the ego to dictate who is worthy or appropriate for us. Yet God would have us keep our hearts open to people as a matter of faith. And any faith that has us close our hearts to anyone is not a genuine faith in God.”
Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”
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