“Knowledge is power,” says the old adage. But love – yes, love can move mountains.
Love, according to the ancient philosopher Empedocles, is the force that combines or brings together, while its opponent, hate, is the counter-force of separation. Together these forces were thought to explain the phenomenon of motion which so clearly pervades the universe.
Using this logic, I would say that love is also the integrating force behind human knowledge. The combining force of love gathers and integrates the fragments of one’s perception to generate concepts and understanding. It’s inspiring to think that God may have created the universe with his Love.
Love is a force. And knowledge is one of its offspring. Don’t think of knowledge as simply the arid and cerebral grasp of matters, but rather the apprehension of God’s creation and the memory of things that might uplift and motivate one’s soul.
“Love makes the world go ’round.”
Day 8 Guide
Witness the power of love as you seek knowledge.
© 2006, Levi Hill