Monday, November 24, 2008

Love never fails

Blessed Paul the Apostle writes in his letter to the Romans ‘Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.’

Saint Paul speaks of love more than once. In his letter to the Galatians, he says ‘The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."’ In his first letter to the Corinthians he says ‘Love never fails.’

Throughout Scripture we hear of the importance of love. Jesus tells us to love one another. How can any church then preach hate? How can any church exclude people? Yes I am talking again about lgbt people, but it really doesn’t matter what the group is. Hate is not an appropriate of a Christian life.

In Saint Paul's words again, it is the "love of Christ" that "urges us on."

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