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Week 2: Day 2
The Nature of Love

Scripture to mediate on:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Love originates from God. Reflect on the idea that God’s love is the wellspring from which all forms of human love flow. Love is characterized by selflessness and endurance. Contemplate the attributes of love described in 1 Corinthians 13.

Question to ponder:

  • Which attributes of love listed in this passage do you find most challenging to embody in your life? How can you cultivate these qualities to better mirror God’s love?
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