If we sing and don’t have love in our hearts then we’ve wasted our breath with every song. If we speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love then we’re nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If we speak God’s word with power, revealing all of His mysteries and making everything as plain as day, or if we have faith to say to a mountain jump and it jumps but we don’t love then we’re nothing. If we give all we earn to the poor or even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but we don’t love then we’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what we say, no matter what we believe, no matter what we do, we are bankrupt without love. So let our life be the proof…the proof of Your love. Let our love look like You and what You’re made of. How You lived, how You died. Love is sacrifice not convenience. So if we give to the needy but don’t have love then who is poor? When it’s all said and done, Only love remains. Only Your Love remains. The love of the heavenly Father who sent His only Son to die so that we could witness the true sacrificial and selfless love of the one true God. Guide us in our faith so that our actions match the words that we say today.
1 Corinthians 13