“I sense tiredness in your letter, which is easy to understand…On top of this, you always wanted to plan and do everything rationally.  And here is the kingdom of irrationality, where normal activity and energy aren’t enough; you need to wait things out, some time to do nothing, and simply, patience – especially since there are two.  I realized that, on the one hand, there is always a price we pay for love.  On the other, thanks to God, love is returned in that price.  What I mean is, the concrete challenge of love cannot be separated from Him; it is always in Him.”

From a letter by JPII to a young mother

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