If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Honestly, my understanding is limited. I do know that we touched on it during Australian History but my mind at 12 years was far more entranced with The Middle Ages.
Regardless of your position, understanding, agreement etc. I think it is an amazing demonstration of love for a people. For this I am really quite proud. Which surprises me because I am not at all patriotic.