"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three:
but the greatest of these is charity."
The Power of Love
Faith, Hope, and Love have been my inspiration for years
now. God is love. The supreme self-revelation of God is
to be seen in the love of Christ. So it is not
surprising that Paul declares love (charity) to be the
greatest of all things. It is the one thing that abides
forever. Love is greater than all other gifts and
blessings. It is greater than eloquence, than prophecy,
than all learning. For without love, these would all be
meaningless to us.
Take a look at how powerful love is and how magnificent its
Love teaches us to be patient and kind and generous.
Love keeps us from being envious and arrogant and proud.
Love makes for courtesy and unselfishness.
Love puts the best construction on everything.
Love always dwells on good rather than evil.
Christian love is the greatest civilizing and refining
agency. No matter how great one's knowledge or power or
fame, unless love is the moving force, no life is really
good or great. The abundant life of which Jesus speaks
is a life that is "rooted and grounded in love" and that
knows "the love of Christ which surpasses all
knowledge." Whoever lives in this love is truly a
May you walk
in love . . . God's love!