February is called the month of Love. As I thought about what I could write for the February article the chapter of love from I Corinthians kept coming back to me and over and over again. I kept hearing these words. I would like to share this with our community for February. No matter what religion you practice or what place of worship you attend, these words remind me and I hope you of the true meaning of LOVE.
If I speak in the tongues of people and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on it own way, but rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became grown, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.(English Standard Version}
As we celebrate Valentines Day and the month of love. May we take the time to share God’s love with everyone. It is easy to love those who love us, but more difficult to love those who don’t love us or who may be difficult to love. But the greatest gift we can give is Love.
May we walk in LOVE this month.