I’ve had a quotation go mildly viral online. But the embarrassing bit is, I don’t remember where I said it! In a book? Online? In an interview? Eek. I have no clue. Fortunately, it’s a positive quote, and it does sound like something I’d say, so I have no doubt that it’s really me. I just don’t remember when the words first left my mouth (or my fingers). Here’s the quote:
We live our relationships not through terrific planning but simply by being present with the ones we love. This is true whether the loved one is another person – or God.
It’s been picked up by marriage enhancement websites, usually attached to a paragraph encouraging spouses to be more intentional about spending quality time together. Of course, my original point was about the main purpose of contemplative prayer, but certainly this quote is just as meaningful on the strictly human level.
It’s too long to be a Twitter Tweet, so at least I can rule that possibility out.
Anyone have any ideas where I said this first?
Gee, I must be getting old!