And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Why love? Why is love the greatest of all?
Why not faith, or hope, or as further back in Corinthians 13, patience, kindness, truth, endurance, long-suffering?
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Pondering the meaning of love. Seeking answers.
All of these other things are wonderful attributes.
Surely we should seek to have these traits.
Surely “goodness and kindness” are important.
Well, yes they are, but Paul says here, the greatest of all is love.
But why? Yes I know I sound like one of the children. But why?
Why love? No really, why love?
It’s hard work to love completely.
It’s overwhelming to love unconditionally.
It’s difficult to love when it isn’t returned.
It’s hurtful to love when we are in pain.
It’s wonderful when we are loved back.
It’s amazing to be loved without condition.
It’s brilliant to be loved securely.
It’s remarkable to know love.
Because God IS love.