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Love has the power to unite us


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Philip Kosloski - published on 01/17/21

When trying to establish unity, the first principle is to love one another.

Division is always difficult to overcome, but there exists one fundamental principle that can help us achieve our goal.

That principle is love.

St. Clement I writes about this reality in a letter to the Corinthians.

Who can express the binding power of divine love? Who can find words for the splendor of its beauty? Beyond all description are the heights to which it lifts us. Love unites us to God; it cancels innumerable sins, has no limits to its endurance, bears everything patiently. Love is neither servile nor arrogant. It does not provoke schisms or form cliques, but always acts in harmony with others. By it all God’s chosen ones have been sanctified; without it, it is impossible to please him. Out of love the Lord took us to himself; because he loved us and it was God’s will, our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life’s blood for us – he gave his body for our body, his soul for our soul.

If we truly act in love, we will not “provoke schisms or form cliques.” Love has the power to unite us all to God.

Love motivates us to freely accept God’s commandments and to live them in our lives.

Happy are we, beloved, if love enables us to live in harmony and in the observance of God’s commandments.

For all those desiring unity and harmony in the world, begin with love.


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