Advent Reading

The Way to LoveAlan and I are going to read meditations during Advent from the book “The Way to Love” by Anthony de Mello during Advent and blog about them here. If anyone else would like to do the same then you will be able to add your thoughts to ours in the comments.

This is what it says on the back of the book:

The Way To Love contains the final flowering of Anthony de Mello’s thought, and in it he grapples with the ultimate question of love. In thirty-one meditations, he implores his readers with his usual pithiness to break through illusion, the great obstacle to love. “Love springs from awareness,” de Mello insists, saying that it is only when we see others as they are that we can begin to really love. But not only must we seek to see others with clarity, we must examine ourselves without misconception. The task, however, is not easy. “The most painful act,” de Mello says, “is the act of seeing. But in that act of seeing that love is born.” Anthony De Mello was the director of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling in Poona, India, and authored several books. The Way To Love is his last.