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It's All About Love

December31

Well-known scientist and writer Henry Drummond (1857-1897) conducted a geological survey of South Africa and wrote what was then the definitive work on tropical Africa. But he is best remembered for his book about love, The Greatest Thing In The World.

Drummond wrote:

“As memory scans the past, above and beyond all the transitory pleasures of life, there leap forward those supreme hours when you have been enabled to do unnoticed kindnesses to those round about you, things too trifling to speak about . . . And these seem to be the things which alone of all one’s life abide.”

Paul of Tarsus (or, the Apostle Paul – the dude made famous by his challenges as chronicled in the Bible) warned that impressive gifts and spectacular deeds may be little more than empty noise (1 Corinthians 13:1). Our best efforts—if bereft of love—ring hollow.

“Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, . . . but have not love, it profits me nothing” (v.3).

Thus, the smallest loving act can hold eternal significance.

Paul Roper (author of a bunch of stuff) is quoted as saying:

“No matter our age or status in life, we all can strive to love others as God loves them”.

So… We may accomplish great things in our lives; gain fame and fortune’s; but the greatest thing is to love. For of all that we have done, or ever will do, only love endures. We depart — but, love abides.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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