In all I’ve read, I’ve never come across a more inspiring interpretation on the power of love than this one. Here is my take or Personal Interpretation of [‘1 Corinthians 13’, The Bible].
(This is simply an inspiring piece on love; so don’t get any other ideas!)
By Unconsciousmess Administrator
If I speak with higher wisdom but do not have love, I am nothing but noise as I speak.
And if I have ‘divine powers’ that allow me to understand all mysteries and knowledge of the Universe or have faith so as to “move mountains” (or alter reality), but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away all that I possess or hand over my body and mind to living out ‘principles’ or pleasures, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
(Our ‘Truth’ is the longing within us all that causes us to ‘seek out’ answers. Truth resides personally within each of one of us and can’t be found in outer constructs. ‘Truth’ is our non-ignorance of who and what we are, without deception. It is our deepest, most personal, most honest answers from within us.)
(To understand authentic Love, know that it is a gift given without strings attached. You give love ONLY to give love. Love comes from the beauty within us, therefore you can say: love is an extension of your ‘truth’. Love can never be tested or wearied because that goes against what it is. When it’s given authentically, it is never-ending. The mere thought of it, has the power to and will give us unending hope and joy.)
[“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth.”]
(Knowledge imparts itself on us like the representative stages of life: you have infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adult…and so on and more in-between. What knowledge we build upon in ‘infancy’, we will come to again in the next stage of life, and with greater understanding we will grow and either forfeit our previous outdated knowledge or build upon its foundation. Our knowledge will continue to mature, as we do in life.)
All that we think we know and the ‘knowledge’ we build upon from our current state of ‘knowing’ will come to an end: Prophecies (non-facts about our future) will come to an end AND the partials (what we know and prophecy) will dissolve and no longer cease to be. All this will occur when we reach the complete knowledge of what we are to know.
We all start out at simple growing levels of consciousness or thought (for the most part) and until we grow in those levels, we speak as a child, think like a child, and reason as a child. When we grow in our levels of wisdom and consciousness, we put an end to our childish ways (our childish speaking, thinking and reasoning). Now we are more aware and we can ‘see’ our own reflection of our ‘truth’. In adulthood of consciousness, we will see face to face. Until then, we know in part. Then, we will know fully.
We can have faith so as to ‘move mountains’ and hope to override the uncertainty of our future, but without love, we gain nothing: we are nothing.
[“Now faith, hope and love abide, these three, and the greatest of these is love.”]