“The first act of love is always the giving of attention.”

– Dallas Willard

 


 

He was writing about our love for the Lord, in his book,
The Spirit of the Disciplines.

But it is a broadly applicable truth.

  • Have trouble with love-relationships in life?  This may be part of the problem.
  • Your spiritual life is bumpy and weak?  This may be part of the problem.
  • No time to attend to God?  That leads to spiritual emptiness – at best.
  • School – or work – not going well?  Is attentiveness an issue?
  • St Paul wrote, “Love is patient, love is kind …”  There is a connection there. 🙂

 


 

“The first act of love is always the giving of attention.”

– Dallas Willard