All of you may know that I do have a deep faith which has nothing to do with any religion. Nevertheless, I love the Bible stories and their messages. Today I want to share a very famous excerpt, which is known in all parts of the world: The 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. It provides the core of what love is and how we recognize if we feel love, act out of love and live in a love that is life’s elixir and our origin. If we had no love… we had nothing. Love is all we really need. That’s why we do so much in order to receive love. We make sacrifices, fight, murder, die. Love is the basic need we all have in common. If we have love – if we really have, feel and give love – there is no need to compensate it with anything in the world. As soon as we are one with the real true pure love that makes every miracle possible we have found the master-key to life.
1 Corinthians 13
Without love I am nothing.
If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love,
I am a resounding gong or a clashing symbol.
And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;
if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away everything I own,
and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated,
it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails
If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing;
if tongues, they will cease;
if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child;
when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face.
At present I know partially;
then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three
but the greatest of these is love.
What do these beautiful statements mean?
Without love I am nothing.
We mostly identify with things like our name, our body, our profession, our possessions. But how unhappy are so many (not all) wealthy people? They identify their happiness with what they achieve or own but forget that without love it has no quality. You cannot enjoy the most beautiful car without love in your heart. Love only makes you enjoy, cherish and see the beauty in all. Like happiness, love is something that multiplies when shared. With love, we set traces of light at each point of our life.
Whatever I do without the energy of love is senseless. We can put as much ambition as we want into a project, but if it doesn’t happen out of love but out of a craving for recognition it won’t endure and will be a pain in the neck all the way. Doing something out of that love that is burning inside of us has a certain quality that cannot be outperformed by anything. When the felt energy of love carries our thoughts, words, and acting, then we create for eternity. Love is the source energy of all life – life’s energy itself. Love is divine energy and God is never-ending. Which means, that giving birth to projects within a state of love they are meant to be.
Love is patient, love is kind.
Love has nothing to do with self-expression, but with joy for what is, respect of the creation, and all its beings. Love is being and becoming. It has nothing to enforce but lets happen in delight. Love is a place in our hearts. Love is endless. That’s why we have endless room in our hearts. There is no reason to lock anyone out.
Love, as it is mentioned here, is pure and unconditional. It is different from human love which we too often mix up with physical attraction and exchanging favors, expectations and being made happy. Love is the all-embracing energy around and within us. That love that unites, connects, moves, inspires, encourages, and motivates us to move on and grow out of our shall.
Love never fails.
Love cannot be explained. Love is a deep feeling like part of our being inseparably connected. True love can never be put in words, which means love is something from far beneath the world of words. It is something far greater and wiser. When we were born into this world we have brought love along. Therefore acting out of something that created this world and its words can never fail. But we can only use this power when we feel it.
We had it when we were little and lost it as we grew up. Now start thinking with your heart again like children do. Get still and look inside in order to feel what might be hidden. Meditate and get closer again to the big truth that lies within you. Because in love lie all the answers. When we feel love, we feel God, we feel ourselves. It is like coming home after a long vacation. This connection carries all explanations and doesn’t ask for explanations of our mind anymore. Because then you have access to unlimited wisdom. You are your prophet because God’s truth is finally able to radiate through you and take form.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three:
Whenever a tragedy or catastrophe happens in the world where people might have lost everything, what fills the place and what is this wave that flows around the globe? It is love. Love remains. Love gives hope. Love is the mother of faith. Where there is love there is no fear.
When we begin to understand then we realize that love is the only instrument we need, in order to live in peace and inner harmony. Faith and hope, confidence, patience, tolerance, serenity, devotion, compassion and forgiveness occur of love. The impulse of true love would cease war, violence, diseases, and hunger immediately. If we develop all of those qualities from the love inside we are inviolable. Then we not only feel our Soul we realign. We understand that our true Self can never be harmed. Our Soul is immortal and so is love.
Love remains – our Soul, our True Self. This love that created us from its own image.
I just remember a sentence of a post by John from http://storytimewithjohn.com . He put it pretty clear: as all of this ignorant bullshit was created by man, so it can also (I hope) be undone by man; It can! It is in our hands. Whatever we find in this world and don’t like we can change for the better for everyone – if we only use the power of love! We are the change – we are love!
Love is all we need, all we have and all we can give – without love I am nothing!
In Love and Light!