Monthly Archives: September 2017

Love Is Kind

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… love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4 If you’re like me, you’ve seen memes on Facebook declaring that “kindness costs nothing.” But of course kindness is often costly. Kindness requires that you have another person’s best interests in mind rather … Continue reading

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Love is Patient

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Love is patient…. (1 Corinthians 13:4) When Paul embarks on a description of the characteristics that distinguish love from other virtues, he begins with patience. This seems at first counterintuitive. What has patience to do with love? Shouldn’t he begin … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies

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“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes … Continue reading

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