Many things are given to us when we are receptive -- gifts such as a deeper understanding about ourselves and about life, a stronger union with God, a much fuller appreciation of friends and loved ones, a new look at things we so easily took for granted, a renewed vision of life that we only dimly glimpsed before.
At first we may not be receptive to what is being offered. What is being poured into the receptive cup of our hearts may seem to be unneeded by us, or it may initially challenge us, or frighten us. We may not want to hear the truth about our illusions, or take a giant risk of change, or to make a huge leap of belief in ourselves and others, or to accept a love like God's that is so total and unconditional.
-- Joyce Rupp in The Cup of Our Life