Greater is love than life and death.
It is the power that lets the birds fly,
It is the power that lets the humans breathe.
It is the power that creates.
When God loved,
So we, too, shall let love govern us.
Let love reign,
and we shall be created in His image
which is Love.
All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that ‘God is love’. But they seem not to notice that the words ‘God is love’ have no real meaning unless God contains at least two persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the word was made, He was not love. Of course, what these people mean when they say that God is love is often something quite different: they really mean ‘Love is God’. They really mean that our feelings of love, however and wherever they arise, and whatever results they produce, are to be treated with great respect. Perhaps they are: but that is something quite different from what Christians mean by the statement ‘God is love’. They believe that the living, dynamic activity of love has been going on in God forever and has created everything else.
– A Year with C. S. Lewis