"Love is life, and lovelessness is death....
as one begins to grow in love, to lay aside self-seeking, and to live for others-- and so he may know that he has passed from death unto life. He may know it even here and now -- yes, that great discovery of love, that learning to live for others and finding the grace and gentleness that God is keeping up all over the world--even now it is the way from death to life.
Even now it changes homes, it lightens every burden, it brings peace and gladness into the hardest days;
it alters even the tone of a man's voice and the very look of his face.
But all this...still is but the beginning. For that life into which we pass, as God's dear grace of love comes in us and about us, is the very life of heaven."
The Right Reverend Francis Paget, DD was an English theologian, author and the 33rd Bishop of Oxford