Love sounds so overrated and yet –
Today I had the privilege to remember how it’s defined. The power to build and destroy is not always driven by ambition – at most times, destruction, chaos, and upheaval comes with vengeance, driven by hate/anger, pain, selfishness and confusion. Reformation, change, and unity comes with patriotism and respect, driven by love, compassion, peace and selflessness.
Today, I’ll go back to what Love is in all aspect – religion or belief it all means the same – It can be the root of all good and evil. Destruction is self-possessed, Love is selflessness. It is the one weakness of human soul, and is also the strength. The irony is – Love is not love without hate and selfishness. It is the realization of all that’s corrupted, sad and painful – and how one can overcome – only then it can be called love.
Today, I just want to share this quote – If only everyone can overcome corruption, pain and selfishness…
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
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