love one another

God heals the world two by two.

I’ve always believed this on some level —

Actually romanticized it more than anything —

But last Saturday, within the “architectually significant” walls of St. Clements Catholic Church in Chicago’s Lincoln Park —

I felt it.

And I know I wasn’t alone.

That afternoon — helped by the solemnity of the space, the music, the words, the occasion — 

And in no small part —

The intentions of the couple being united —

An entire community of souls swelled with love for one another — in the obvious and expected ways —

And in places once so broken —

That the return of love could only be experienced as —


These sacred moments remind me that while people — myself included — often make choices that turn us away from love — 

Love never leaves.

We always have a choice —

To let God heal the world. 

Two by two.


“I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.  I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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