Deflecting affection and appreciation — love — in the name of loving others or loving God only diminishes love’s power.

By failing to model and practice our own receptivity to love, we not only starve ourselves of love, but we teach others to do the same.

We’ve stopped up the flow.

If I want to give love to others and to God, I must first learn to receive it — to allow love to flow in… then I can allow it to flow through and out.

Deflecting Love