Giving Not to Get

This morning, the Italian Mama and I talk about coming to the point in our lives when we work from a sense of giving–of love, really–and not from a need to gain importance or prove ourselves.

Why does it take so long to get here? Why couldn’t I have felt this way in my 20’s and 30’s (yes, I turn 40 in a few weeks)? Why was so much about striving to matter and to make a contribution that was really about me more than anything else?

What does work feel like now? It feels like love, peace, and joy. It feels like self-abandonment and Holy Spirit overflow into teaching, writing, and community work.

Here I am.

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