Chapter 2 - Love - 17
THE essence of all religion is love. If had perfect and universal love, we would have realized all of the teachings of Jesus. The world would be rid of all evil.
St. Paul has given the clearest and most wonderful analysis of love in the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians. Paul at that writing was an old man. He had endured many trials. His soul had passed through the crucible of fire. He had been the author of massacres and tortures.
He was present at the stoning of Stephen. His hands were stained with blood when he was converted on the road to Damascus.
We must know then that Paul was fairly inspired when he wrote this letter