An ounce of love
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.
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