Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

7/08/2008

An ounce of love

Love one another as I have loved you.
—Jesus

If I have all faith so as to remove mountains,
but do not love, I am nothing.
—Saint Paul (I Corinthians 13:2b)

The soul is made of love and must ever strive
to return to love. Therefore, it can never find
rest nor happiness in other things. It must lose
itself in love. By its very nature it must seek
God, who is love....
—Mechthild of Magdenburg (1210-1285)

Let us say that a person knows much
about God and spiritual things,
even to the point of imagining
he or she knows what God is.
Without Love, this person will never be Godlike,
or share in the divinity of God.
—The Way of Jesus, anonymously written around 1350

Beware you be not swallowed up in books!
An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
—John Wesley (1703-1791)

You could be a holy prophet, get a blessing off it,
Or you could fast for fifty days,
You could shake hands with the devil,
or give your life to God on the level,
But without love you ain't nothing.
—Larry Norman, Righteous Rocker

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
—Mother Teresa

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Now ask yourself
Where is the love?
—The Black-Eyed Peas, Where Is the Love

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2 Comments:

  • At 7/08/2008 12:51 PM, Anonymous kenny said…

    For Jay,

    Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
    There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
    Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
    Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
    It's easy.
    There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
    No one you can save that can't be saved.
    Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time
    It's easy.
    All you need is love, all you need is love,
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
    Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
    All you need is love, all you need is love,
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
    There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
    Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
    Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
    It's easy.
    All you need is love, all you need is love,
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
    All you need is love (all together now)
    All you need is love (everybody)
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

    - The Beatles, All You Need is Love

     
  • At 7/08/2008 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm living on the love he left me
    And he gave me so much love in such a little time
    And that kind of love is hard to find
    One day we'll meet again in that sweet by-and-by
    But til we're back together
    I'm living on the love he left behind

     

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