Thursday, February 14, 2013

What is Love?

Today, Valentine’s day, gives the opportunity to everyone to express their love they have towards a certain person. Love… Many ask me what I believe love is. A Christian response is always, God is love. Moreover, St. Paul describes what love is, in a poetic manner, in his First Epistle to the Corinthians (13: 1-8):

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gist of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails”.
And later St. Paul explains: (13: 13), “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love”. Let us then love and not hate. Let us make peace and not war. 

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