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In our earliest years, no one minds much what we do, existence alone is enough to earn us unconditional affection. We can burp up our food, scream at the top of our voice, fail to earn any money and have no important friends – and still be valued

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Me…in my earliest years

For some reason today, this sentence fell into my head while I made soup. It comes from Alain de Botton’s book ‘Status Anxiety’.  It made me wonder about the concept of unconditional love. Maybe it just happens and you don’t have to think about it. It’s in your breathe , it’s in your soul. You would do anything, say anything for that love. Does that really only happen as babies? When we are helpless and totally dependant on the people that brought us into the world. Is that the best we can hope for?

Walking on a tightrope

Are we meant to put boundaries on our love? I will only love you if x y and z conditions are satisfied.

Or maybe that’s just the way that God loves us. Maybe he sees us for the helpless humans that we are and loves us like that. We do not need to do anything – just be – and he will love us. Very different to the human love that we meter out.

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