Can you see?
If not, hear?
If not that, don’t you walk?
If not that, you breathe; yet even if that ends, if I can heal another but don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I convert a crowd but don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I can say the mystery of the universe but don’t love, I’m nothing.
So I could be nothing or be everything, but without love.
In the end, what worse fate than to live without?
To have a bitter heart and bitter soul, you waste your life.
As a whole, your body could break, your mind be shaken, but if you have love, this is nothing.
Without love, I’m nothing.
So the cure, to love others as you are loved, is greater than any other thing.
Without it, to see is nothing, to hear is empty.
If there is no love, to walk—where, when, and why?
Without love, it is better to die.
So pray you love as you are now because without love life is nothing.
When all things are gone, these remain: love, joy, peace, but the greatest of these is love.
So in this life, I urge you to love; bear each other’s burdens, and love as He loves.
What else matters but to love?
After all, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

• Authored by Josh Pugh •

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