Monday, May 5, 2008

Trust, love, and openness

"Only love has eyes. To understand the world of things, you need science and suspicion and the method of doubt accept nothing until proved. Every idea is guilty until proved innocent. But to know people, you need the opposite method: trust, love, openness. Persons are innocent until proved guilty. You cannot hear them unless that is your attitude. Suspicion never reaches the other's heart."

--Peter Kreeft, Three Philosophies of Life, (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989), p. 119.

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