>> Monday, July 23, 2012
1 Corinthians 13 is one of my very favorite passages, I think it gained this status when I realized it a love letter to/about God. The love expressed here is verb. There is NOTHING passive about this kind of love...It’s all encompassing, agape love.
Pray that as we go to Costa Rica and really just as we live life..that we’ll love this passionately, this abundantly. That others around us will know there is difference because of the way we love others.
This is from the Message translation and I think it’s just beautiful.
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.