What is Love?: Kierkegaard

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What is it that makes a man great, admired by his fellow-creatures, well-pleasing in God’s sight? What is it that makes a man strong, stronger than the whole world? What is it that makes him weak, weaker than a child? What is it that makes a man unshakeable, more unshakeable than the rock? What is it that makes him soft, softer than wax? It is love. What is it that is older than everything? It is love. What is it that survives everything? It is love. What is it that cannot be taken, but takes everything? It is love. What is it that cannot be given, but gives everything? It is love. What is it that stands when everything falls? It is love. What is it that comforts when everything slips away? It is love. What is it that endures when everything changes? It is love. What is it that remains when what is imperfect is done away? It is love. What is it that testifies when prophecies are dumb? It is love. What is it that blesses with overwhelming gifts? It is love. What is it that makes the talk of the simple wisdom? It is love. What is it that never changes, even when all changes? It is love, and only that which is love never becomes anything else.

Søren Kierkegaard

‘Three Edifying Discourses’ 1843
The illustration is Chrome steel letters on a rusty steel plate, uploaded to Wikimedia in 2009 by the artist, böhringer friedrich
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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