While watching one of my favorite moments in My Little Pony…
…I started to ask myself:
Is friendship the greatest kind of love?
To go into more detail:
In the My Little Pony (MLP) universe, friendship is the greatest magic of all.
And I wondered: In our universe, is friendship the greatest “magic” of all, too?
Well, judging by my Catholic faith, the answer is: Yes.
This Bible verse:
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
~ John 15:13
To put your friends before yourself is considered the greatest act of love.
On a related note:
John 15:13 speaks of love:
Greater love has no one than this…
Yet, in the MLP universe, judging by the Crystal Heart…
…love — since the Crystal Heart is powered by love — is not the greatest magic of all. Love is just the greatest magic for a certain part of the world: The Crystal Empire. Since the Crystal Heart is what protects the Crystal Empire.
So, if I’ve got everything straight:
According to the Bible, there is no greater love than the love between friends.
And in the MLP universe, the greatest magic is not love itself (represented by the Crystal Heart), it is a specific kind of love: The love between friends (represented by the Elements of Harmony).
In our universe and in the MLP universe, friendship is, in its own ways, magical.