In the name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Love is perhaps one of the most central messages in our Christian faith. We say things like “God is love” and hear commandments such as “love your neighbor as yourself.” But what is love? We get a new phone or sweater and say that we “love it.” Does using the same word to describe our feelings about a disposable object somehow diminish the power of the love to which we are called? I think it does. “Love” is an overused word; and so if we are going to properly read and understand these famous words from 1 Corinthians, we need to understand what love is.