St. Rose of Lima
Sometimes love asks us to put aside our own dreams for those we love in order to enable them to realize their own dreams. Love can demand that we swallow our own disappointments and hurts in order to forgive, to support, to lift up. Love can require us to check our own pain in order to alleviate another’s hurt. That is exactly the way God loves us: always ready to forgive and restore and welcome us back despite the incredibly stupid and hateful things we do.