I think it is a shame that Michael Leunig’s work is not in print in the UK at the moment. The best chance of getting his books is on Abe from Australia. He is delightful.
I got to know of him through this verse:
There are only two feelings: love and fear.
There are only two languages: love and fear.
There are only two activities: love and fear.
There are only two motives, two procedures,
two frameworks, two results: love and fear.
Love and fear.
It is just true. 1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear”. I cannot live in fear any more. It is uncreative. It restricts me, it prevents me from doing what I need to do. It is time to see and act in Love. When I respond in fear, I am not really seeing the other person. I need Love in order to see the other person.
Let us live in such a way
that when we die
our love will survive
and continue to grow.