Is this a different Bible from the rest? Certainly not. This has a foreword by Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, DD, presently Bishop of Sorsogon and also the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA). Why then has it a message of unity to our world? It is because God's message or words are messages communicating love and peace. An ancient Latin dictum says this: Ideae regunt mundum (translated: it is ideas that rule the world).
The ideas of God in the Bible, especially of His beloved Son Jesus Christ are , humility and goodness. In fact, in 1 Cor. 13:1-13, we cn find a summary of what defines love. Is there a stronger unifying factor than love? The Bible answers man's endless search for understanding, unity and peace. For this one needs to be a humble believer in love and in Him who is love in person, Jesus Christ.
"If I could speak all the tongues of men and of angels, but were given no love, I would only be sounding brass or clanging cymbals. If I had prophecy, knowing secret things with all kinds of knowledge, and faith great enough to remove mountains, but had no love, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I had to the poor, and even gave up my own body, but only to receive praise and not through love, it would be of no value to me. Love is patient, kind, without envy. It is not boastful or arrogant. It is not ill-mannered nor does it seek its own interest. Love withstands anger and forgets offenses. It does not take delight in wrong, but rejoices with the truth. Love excuses everything, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
"Love will never end. may cease, tongues be silent and knowledge disappear. For knowledge grasps the truth imperfectly and prophecy as well. And when what is perfect comes, everything imperfect will pass away. When I was a child I thought and reasoned like a child, but when I grew up, I gave up childish ways. LIkewise, at present, we see dimly as in a faulty mirror, but then we shall see face to face. Now, we know in part, but then I will know Him as He knows me. Now we have faith, hope and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love" (1 Cor. 13:1-13).