I would do anything to be here again
So beautiful and true. I think often of this line from Auden -
"How should we like it were stars to burn /
With a passion for us we could not return? /
If equal affection cannot be, /
Let the more loving one be me."
I think God is always the more loving one.
So many tears while reading this- your writing is inspired and so Beautiful. I have been struggling with my Catholic faith and each morning I look on FB to see if you have posted or on Substack. You are a Gift!❤️
May we each be a conduit of God’s softness for others, never despairing of the hiddenness of our offerings. Your words are a lovely way to start the day. Thank you for you holy labor.
You are radiant, Laura. Lit from within and a gift to us all. Your friends must be so grateful to have given you these gifts of presence.
I am new to you. and this is already a favorite. p.s. you shine! 💖
Easing into Saturday morning with some tea (always with milk) and The Holy Labor. Can’t think of a better way to start the weekend.
And this, the softness of God, so touching, and beautiful and peaceful. Thank you, Laura. 🙏🏻
"When the silken fingers of love press upon your skin, you believe anything is possible. Redemption and resurrection, the renewal of all things. Including you." Powerful, healing words. Thank you for this essay, Laura.
The softness of God ... beautifully said.
I can't think of anything more radical and true than this.
such mercy! so beautiful.
So beautiful. Praying for you!
This is absolutely beautiful. Made me cry.
This piece is truly a gift. Thank you for that Re-envisioning the nature of God with us.
This is so beautiful. Thank you.
Very beautiful, soulful, blessings to you.