I ask God, everyday, to increase my heart so that I will be able to love more. Elizabeth Scalia, aka The Anchoress has a reflection on what real love means.
“Obstacles are the things we cling to so much, out of love, that they take up the room He requires to bring the fullness of His divine, pure and unfathomable Presence into us.
We must love. Love is a good thing. But there must be just enough detachment in our love as to let God move within us, freely and unimpeded, forward to our very core. He will use every inch of our hearts, every inch of our minds, every inch of our souls; His Majesty will expand them and enlarge them as He wills–and always to our benefit–if only we will first give Him some room.
And then, when our beings are enlarged, and permeated with Him, our love for all things, including those which we hold most dear, will be all the sweeter to us–and that much deeper–but never in a manner the least idolatrous.
Make straight the path–clear away the brush of your heart–remove every obstacle, and he will come to dwell in you!” Read more here.
The trouble is that I keep detouring onto the dangerous curves instead of sticking to the straight path. !