October 25, 2020, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, ISSL Reflections Post 3

A link for this week’s Scripture passage –

In this Scripture passage we read first of what cannot supplant love (vv 1-3), then it speaks to the behaviors of love (vv 4-7) and finally the completeness of love (vv 8-13).

Does that seem to you a productive way to think about, even contemplate, love?

1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Love never ends…. for prophecies … will come to an end …tongues … cease …knowledge … will come to an end ….. we know only in part … when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end…. put an end to childish ways…. now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

How would you title this paragraph? “The Completeness of Love,” “The End of Love,” “The Epistemology of Love” “Eschatological Love,” or maybe the “Love Knows”?

Is it about the “completeness” of love or about my “incompleteness”?

What do you think needs to be touched today by the completing nature of love?

How completely do you sense you are “known” today?

What is dimming your vision today you can let go of?

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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