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“To be sure, we have developed many ways to avoid love’s call into larger unity, and this has been at great cost, individually and collectively. “There is life without love,” writes Mary Oliver. “It is not worth a bent penny, or a scuffed shoe. It is not worth the body of a dead dog nine days unburied.” The work of religion might be described as claiming life’s larger worth by inspiring and equipping us to choose and practice love anyway. Despite our fear of loss. Despite our culture’s messages that love is desirable but fleeting, personal but not political, attractive but impractical. Despite the forces that would have us believe we can have love in our lives without challenging the lovelessness of oppression in the world. We are called, in the name of love, to imagine and remember the larger wholeness in which we all belong and, in so doing, to recover our wholeness within.” ~ Karen Hering