Thursday, April 15, 2010

Love and Service

I'm in the middle of reading a book called Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. I had just picked it up to read some more of it this night and not two minutes into reading came across this passage, fell in love and had to share.

"You see rank and distinction; you try to order the world so that everything has a place either above you or beneath you. To a Seon, there is no above or beneath, there are only those we love. And we serve those we love."
(italics added by me)

Seriously? I love that.
As a person whose Love Language is Acts of Service? There could be no truer statement.
I think I'll print it out and hang it somewhere I can see it.

Now...back to the book

16 comments:

elesa said...

Ah shucks, that is one of my favorite books.

the fowlers said...

that quote reminds me of my dad. he's not a man of words, he's a man of acts.
i knew exactly what it meant when he'd take my car for an oil change and vacuum it out.

tiburon said...

Nice thoughts :)

Gerb said...

What a beautiful quote! Thanks for sharing it.

The Wixom Zoo said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Great message!

Amander said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Teachinfourth said...

I guess we all too often do compare ourselves to others and think of them as being better or worse than ourselves.

I started a post on a topic like this and wrote a bit more on it the other day. I should publish that literary masterpiece soon.

ramsam said...

beautiful! what a profound thought...
now to incorporate.....

wendy said...

what a great quote indeed......neither above or below (equal) loving each other
serving each other.

and p.s. I liked your glamour shot. These have been fun to see

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

That is awesome! My love language is service too. :)

睿玄 said...

IT IS A VERY NICE SUGGESTION, THANK YOU LOTS! ........................................

M-Cat said...

I love that quote!

Jessica G. said...

I love Brandon Sanderson! He is such a talented writer. And this is just one example.

See Mom Smile said...

Love the quote and the book the Five Love Languages. Thanks for the reminder!

That Girl said...

I've been meaning to read that for a while. Have you read his Mistborn series? LOVE THEM.