Today, we join the world in celebrating the gift of love; the greatest spiritual gift according to our text reflection. This chapter is commonly referred to as the chapter of love, possibly because of the way it addresses this subject; an entire thirteen verses all emphasizing on this important virtue. One can have great faith, acts of dedication or sacrifice, and miracle working- power, but they have little effect if any without love. Love makes our actions and gifts useful. Although people have different gifts, love is available to everyone.
Our very own Rev Dr. Bertah Kaimenyi in her book, "The Love Curriculum", says, ‘’ what Kenya, Africa and the entire world need is not a revolution based on economics politics or technology, but a love revolution’’. ’In her preface, Dr. Bertah assets that, ‘’when people stop loving God and loving one another, everything that holds our lives together disintegrates and society collapses. We cannot fix our society, if we continue ignoring the message of Christ about Love. Outside of love, we will destroy others and ourselves.’’
Our society confuses love for lust. Unlike lust, Gods kind of love is directed outward toward others, not inward toward ourselves. It is utterly unselfish. This kind of love goes against our natural inclinations. It’s impossible to have this love unless God helps us set aside our own natural desires so that we can love and not expect anything in return. Thus, the more we become like Christ, the more love we will show to others.
Imagine if love is all those things described in 1Corinthians 13:4-12?
‘’Three things will last forever-faith, hope and love- and the greatest of theses is LOVE’’.
The Pastoral team wishes every one of you a lovely week.