Mosaic by Margaret Almon and Wayne Stratz of Nutmeg Designs.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Love Frees

Who has looked into your eyes this day?

                     ... Whose ears have you touched?

                                    ... Sit back and imagine God freeing you after a day of hard work and
                                        many worries with love that

                                                                makes you laugh.

                                                                              Love Does That

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only

And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,

he looks into the burro’s eyes and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,

because love does

Love frees.

                                                                                            ~ Meister Eckhart (c. 1260 - c.1327)

HT to my friend Wayne, who wrote the first part.


  1. Thank you Robin and Wayne - smiling as I read it.

  2. How cool that you shared my reflection

  3. I found you here today, I guess at least a month overdue. How time moves on even when we don't! Love your thoughts as I caught up with you. Hope is the word that counts, after all.

  4. I'd forgotten about that poem. Thank you for putting it here.