Then what is true love? Its essence is to give, to live for the sake of others and for the sake of
the whole. True love gives, forgets that it has given, and continues to give without ceasing.
True love gives joyfully. We find it in the joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her
baby in her arms and nurses it at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, such as that of a
devoted son who finds his greatest satisfaction through dedicating himself with all of his
body and mind to helping his parents.
When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually rejoicing in
each otherís company. The power of attraction of true love brings all things in the universe to our
feet; even God will come and dwell with us. Nothing can compare to the value of true love. It has
the power to dissolve the barriers fallen people have created, including national boundaries and
the barriers of race and even religion.
The main attributes of Godís true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal.
Whoever practices true love will therefore live with God, share His happiness, and enjoy the right
to participate as an equal in His work. Therefore, a life lived for the sake of others, a life of true
love, is the absolute prerequisite for entering the kingdom of heaven.