1 Corinthians Chapter 13

1 Corinthians Chapter 13

“[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (v7)

“Bearing all things, enduring all things for our love and hope regarding Him, let us give thanks for all things, both favorable and unfavorable alike—I mean the pleasant and the painful—since reason often knows even these are arms of salvation.” GREGORY of NAZIANZUS

“A man with this charity fears nothing, for charity casts out fear. When fear is banished and cast out, charity endures all things, bears all things. One who bears all things through love cannot fear martyrdom.” AMBROSE

How many times do we pass over verses 4-8 but do not know the actual meaning of the words?  Challenge yourself to take each trait of love and give specific examples of what it means in your own life with your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, your coworkers, etc.

“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (v13)

“Charity is the bond of brotherhood, the foundation of peace, the steadfastness and firmness of unity.  It is greater than both hope and faith.  It excels both good works and the suffering of the faith.  As an eternal virtue, it will abide with us forever in the kingdom of heaven.” CYPRIAN.

“Lord, implant in us the spirit of true divine Love.  Open our eyes to see ways in which we can really show true humility and love to those around us.  Loving our brethren is very difficult and requires Your strength in us.  Thank You for Your wonderful love and for allowing us to enjoy it with You.  Forgive our weak nature, and help us to taste this sweet virtue of virtues, because when we enjoy it, we enjoy You now and forever.  Amen.”