The Primacy of Love

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Paul again speaks to us today of the greatness of love.  Not just the love that we have for our significant other, our family or even for our friends, but for all of the people that God has placed in our lives.  And yes, that means even the people we don’t particularly like very much!  Why must we love so indiscriminately?  Because to know God is to understand that he reveals himself  to us through our interactions with each other.  As Paul tells us, fulfilling our obligation to love requires a mature, robust faith.

When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,
think as a child, reason as a child;
when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
At present I know partially;
then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

Love each other.  Care for each other.  We are witnesses for Christ.  They will know we are Christians by our love.

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3 Responses to The Primacy of Love

  1. Mary Thomas says:

    We are one in the spirit, we are one in the lord, We are one in the spirit, we are one in the lord and we pray that all unity may one day be restored and they will know we are Christians by our love by our love they will know we are Christians by our love.

  2. Rita Dumer says:

    How wonderfully refreshing it is to be reminded that all it takes is “to love one another!” Thanks, Gary.

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