Ultimately love is everything. – M. Scott Peck
When I see quotes like this I am reminded of the old definition of charity.
St. Augustine described it as “charity is a virtue which when our affections are perfectly ordered, unites us to God, for by it we love Him.”
In the Christian faith, God is love. Love is a core and unwavering part of God’s being.
We all have the choice to approach others with this feeling of charity/love. The option to look at others as their creator does.
It is tempting to think of love only in the vein of our significant other (or our search for the special person), but it should be part of every interaction with every other person we interact with daily.
We can choose to think the best of them, to treat them well, to show kindness, to put their needs before our own, and to work towards making their lives better.
When we choose to pour ourselves out in service with love towards those around us, we find true joy. We find peace. We find the kinds of relationships we were made for.
Love is ultimately, everything. And it’s a choice we can make it every day.
Make it a great day.
Jake tip on how to do this more: imagine others as someone’s wife/daughter/husband/son/grandparent. Treat them how you would want someone to treat your own wife/daughter/husband/son/grandparent.