There is a Difference

by Sister Andrea Wild, Fr. Wild’s twin sister

We were made for love.

    not for prostitution

        or promiscuity,

    not for self-gratification

        or sensual pleasure,

    not for shared sentimentality

        or physical expression,

    not for human affection

        or emotional fulfillment,

    but for love.

There is a difference, you see,

We were made for love.

    not for noble feeling

        or lofty ideals,

    not for togetherness

        or mutual support,

    not for friendship

        or community,

    not for marriage

        or celibacy,

    but for love.

There is a difference, still

We were made for love.

    not for serving or

        preaching or sharing,

    not for sacrifice or

        conversion or dying,

    not for religion or

        vows or church,

    not for prayer or

        contemplation or mysticism,

    not for life, light, truth,

        goodness, beauty,

    but for love.

There is a difference, yet

We were made for Love.

    For Life, Light, Truth

        Goodness, Beauty,

    for divine consciousness

        and divinization

    for all-absorption

        in perfect union,

    for transformation

        in the Spirit,

    for transfiguration

        into godliness—

    that is love, and

That is all the difference, you see.