Mother Gavriilia – On Loving and… being in Love


“Love, Eros, is the most beautiful thing in a person’s life. When it first appears, it is like a flower that blossoms without knowing why! Because the heart is confused, and the love which is meant for God is given to a man or a woman. This is the First Love.

Actually, it is not love for the other person. This person may have all the shortcomings in the world – they are overlooked. “This person came because my soul was ready to love”. We love this person because we are in love with Love. And that Love is God.

So our love is given to a visible person rather than to the Invisible, that is to say, to the Source of Love… And usually a failure occurs, as it should – so that we may open our eyes and see…”

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