Sunday, September 28, 2008
Different Faces of Love
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.
—I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)
Love is like an eternal flame,
Once it is lit, it will continue to burn for all time.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
Love is broad; if you love someone, you love all things,
not just their beauty.
Love is narrow; you love one and only one, compared to them, no one matters.
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change,
but not the essence.
“There is nothing stronger than true love. You must believe to understand, and you must understand to believe. If you don't believe, you can't understand, and, if you don't understand, you can't believe.”
“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always
young in the heart.”