November 8, 2007

Love Letters

There are differing ways of reading. Today, we primarily read for information and then amusement. Then there's another way...I like the way Mortimer Adler describes it -

"If we consider men and women apart from their professions or occupations, there is only one situation I can think of in which they almost pull themselves up by their bootstraps, making an effort to read better than they usually do. When they are in love and are reading a love letter, they read for all they are worth. They read every word three ways; they read between the lines and in the margins; they read the whole in terms of the parts, and each part in terms of the whole; they grow sensitive to context and ambiguity, to insinuation and implication; they perceive the color of words, the odor of phrases, and the weight of sentences. They may even take the punctuation into account. Then, if never before or after, they read."

What if you wrote letters to your loved one and found out they'd not opened them and read them. Or just read them for facts...

Did you ever consider that God has written us 66 love letters?
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