Rumi meets St. Paul ~
Love is recklessness, not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Love comes on strong, consuming herself, unabashed.
Yet in the midst of suffering
Love proceeds like a millstone,
hard-surfaced and straight-forward.
Having died to self-interest,
she risks everything and asks for nothing.
Love gambles away every gift God bestows.
— Rumi, quoted in Living Presence by Kabir Helminski
Love simply Is, and requires no religion. Love is the underlying source, the motive for life. Everywhere I go, I fall in love with All that Is ~ simply look around. Beauty abounds.
If we love, really love, says St John of the Cross, our guns will wilt.