Monday, August 30, 2010

Love is the Measure

Recently I have been reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan (the review should be up soon). The book has given me so much to reflect on. One specific exercise that Chan discusses involves this famous passage from 1 Corinthians 13:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 

Since we are called to be the image-bearers of God and God is Love we should be demonstrating love in the world. Can we replace the word love in that passage with our names without feeling like liars?

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