Love is the opening through which we have the best chance of glimpsing an abiding presence of the sacred within Being itself. In the degree that we are cherished as children or adults, a loving conspiracy is woven around us that undergirds our lives with a sense of the sacred. Love, as Gabriel Marcel, the French philosopher, says, is "a concrete approach to the mystery of being." These days, gathering the memories of the important people in my life, I am reminded that the love freely given to me, no less than my DNA, has informed my trajectory through life, my destiny.

Sam Keen in Sightings