D’Love & Unity, Arcrylic Painting by Yong, 75 x 105 cm, Expressionist, Pallette, No. Frame, Sold by Auction $00.00, Part of Money Gain for support Schollarship Indon Children (www.gloriaministry.com).
“God is Love”,… one Body, one Spirit,… one Lord, one Faith, one baptism. (Ephesians 4 : 4-6)
Love is the emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection. In religious context, love is not just a virtue, but the basis for all being (“God is love“), and the foundation for all divine law (Golden Rule).
The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure (“I loved that meal”) to intense interpersonal attraction (“I love my wife”). “Love” can also refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros (cf. Greek words for love), to the emotional closeness of familial love, or to the platonic love that defines friendship, to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love. This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.
Unity is defined as the state of being undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting. It is the smallest whole numeral representation. It has the quality of being united into one. Unity can denote a combining of all the parts, elements and individuals into an effective whole. It is applicable to people and objects forming whole notions of any concept. It implies oneness when there is a certain usual division.
- Unity and the Community (ostatic.com)
- William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Islam and the Goal of Love (huffingtonpost.com)