“Adhering to [the] law of love has always been the core struggle of human nature. For we are fallible. We make mistakes, and fall victim to the temptations of pride, and power, and sometimes evil. Even those of us with the best of intentions will at times fail to right the wrongs before us.
But we do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected. We do not have to live in an idealized world to still reach for those ideals that will make it a better place. The non-violence practiced by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached — their fundamental faith in human progress — that must always be the North Star that guides us on our journey.”
-President Barack Obama, Taken from his speech upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize
“And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”
“But whoever keeps His word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.”
-1 John 2:5
“If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us.”
-1 John 4:12b