Albert Schweitzer — Out of My Life and Thought
Albert Schweitzer dedicated his life to a strong purpose of empathy towards fellow human beings. One of his biggest contributions — the work at the hospital at Lambarene. He found the concept of “The Reverence For Life”…
In his book, “Out of my life and thought”, Albert talks about the Pauline philosophy — of the three ideals — Faith, Hope and Love. Out of these, love, he (Paul) says is the highest ideal.
Love is the highest ideal
A question arises though — Can love sprout when there is no hope ? I think this is where the concept of Eschatology comes in.
Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the “end of the world” or “end times”, when God will provide justice.
Unless there is a faith, a hope in the prevailing of ultimate justice, can love of fellow human beings sustain itself ?