Pains of being pure at heart

Pains of being pure at heart

What is love according to the bible?

Pisco is obtained through the process of distillation of wine, in which it is subjected to a temperature of 80 degrees, where the alcohol evaporates and then condenses. We then obtain a distillate that is separated into three parts: head, heart and tail. We reserve the heart, the most precious alcohol, for use in the production of pisco.

Distillation is a process that lasts approximately 8 hours. It is carried out in an instrument called copper alembic in the case of pisco. In this process we convert the wine from 13° of alcohol to a pure alcohol of 80 to 90°, in a process of evaporation and condensation.

The love of God

The more we obey God, the greater our desire to help others; the more we help others, the more we love God, and so on. Conversely, the more we disobey God and the more selfish we are, the less love we feel.

Trying to find enduring love without obeying God is like trying to quench thirst by drinking from an empty cup; the formalities are fulfilled, but the thirst is not quenched. Likewise, trying to find love without helping others or sacrificing for them is like trying to live without eating; it is against the laws of nature and impossible to achieve. We cannot fake love; it must be a part of us. The prophet Mormon explained:

By this time I was a skeleton. I remember watching, with deep reverence, the beating of my heart, the breathing of my lungs, and thinking what a wonderful body God had created to house an equally wonderful spirit. The idea of a permanent union of these two elements, made possible by the Savior’s love, atoning sacrifice and resurrection, was so inspiring and satisfying that any physical discomfort vanished completely.

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In the first century B.C., the members of the growing Church in Corinth were enthusiastic about the Gospel. Almost all were recent converts to the Church; many had come attracted by the preaching of the apostle Paul and others.

The Pharisees had discussed that question many times, and had found more than 600 commandments6. If putting them in order of importance had been an extremely difficult task for the scholars, surely they thought that for the son of a carpenter from Galilee, the question would be impossible to answer.

The Scriptures tell us that “if anyone loves God, he is known by him “8. 8 What a wonderful promise: to be known by Him. To think that the Creator of heaven and earth could know us and love us with a pure and everlasting love lifts our spirits.

Love is the beginning, middle and end of the path of a disciple; it comforts, counsels, heals and comforts, and guides us through the valley of darkness and the veil of death. In the end, love leads us to the glory and grandeur of eternal life.

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I must extend my special thanks to the Bahá’í Publishing House of the United States and to the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom and India for granting me permission to use quotations from their publications.

Since this physical body is the throne where the inner temple is established, God has ordained that the body be preserved as far as possible, so that nothing that would cause contrariety may come to be experienced.

“Since this physical frame is the throne of the inner temple, everything that happens in it is perceived by it. In reality, what rejoices in joy or grieves in pain is the inner temple of the body, and not the body itself. This physical form being the throne on which the inner temple sits, God has ordained that the body be preserved as far as possible, so that nothing that causes contrariness is experienced. The inner temple contemplates its physical frame which is its throne. So that if respect is accorded to it, it is as if it were the recipient, and vice versa.