On Universal Love

It’s easy to love a perfect God, unblemished and infallible that He is. What is far more difficult is to love fellow human being with all their imperfections and defects. Remember, one can only know what one is capable of loving. There is no wisdom without love. Unless we learn to love God’s creation, we can neither truly love nor truly know God.”

– Shams Tabrizi (Poet Rumi’s spiritual teacher from 13th century)

Photograph by Ahmed Al-Toqi, Oman