There is one passage in the New Testament that I found extremely beautiful; I think if every human being really took this seriously, this world would be a better place.
As you read about what ‘love’ is, do not use the mainstream view of it being only romantic love. There is love also between siblings, parents, friends, neighbors, and ultimately, most importantly, God.
Here we go:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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 completeness comes, what is in part 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 the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a 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.”
[Reference: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NIV]
May you have an absolutely lovely day!
Peace be upon you. 🙂