Wednesday Wisdom: Loving

A weekly Wednesday Wisdom post with two or three profound or beautiful thoughts on a theme related to Paganism and childbearing. An invitation to meditate or just to pause a moment and consider. Heart, love, growth, and imperfection…

“Though the human body is born complete in one moment, the birth of the human heart is an ongoing process. It is being birthed in every experience of your life.” – John O’Donahue

“Perhaps we parents would judge ourselves less harshly if we acknowledged that we are not expected to love perfectly, equally, endlessly… We are merely parents who love our kids deeply but imperfectly, doing our best to raise them to love each other.” – Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

How does your heart grow? How do you foster love in your children? Do you expect yourself to love perfectly or is it okay to love imperfectly?

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About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is founding editor of Pagan Families, the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and former Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.