“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-7
This letter from Paul to the church of Corinth teaches us how we should display love towards others in our lives.
The Bible references a specific kind of love as “agape.” What is agape? It is a caring, self -sacrificing commitment that shows itself in seeking the highest good of the one loved.
Jesus showed His agape love by sacrificing Himself on the cross for you and me to have eternal life. This is the greatest act of selflessness that history has recorded. This is the way Paul challenged the Corinthian church to be as followers of Jesus Christ.
As Christians we have the Holy Spirit. This means that if Jesus endured the cross, you and I can face what life throws at us. Let us strive to love the way Paul calls us to love, because this is the love that God has shown to each of us.
-By Pastor José