Fragments from a medieval Cathar text about church of Love:
It does not exist in a fixed form,
but only by the mutual agreement of persons.
It has no members except for those who feel that they belong to it.
It has no rivals because it does not nourish the spirit of competition.
It has no ambition because it only wishes to serve.
It does not have any national boundaries because love does not act this way.
It respects all the great teachers of all times who revealed the truth of Love.
All who belong to it, practice the truth of Love with their whole being.
Those who belong to it, know that.
It does not try to teach other; but only tries to be and by being to give.
It does not make itself known by loud words, but works in the free domain of being.
It salutes all those who have enlightened the path of Love and gave their lives for it.
It does not promise reward neither in this or in another life, yet only the joy of being in that Love.
The church of Love has no secret, has neither mystery nor initiation except for the deep knowledge of the power of Love, as the world must change, if we as persons wish it so;
but only if firstly we change ourselves.
All those who feel that they belong to it do indeed belong.
They belong to the church of Love.