“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
As human beings, we are hard to love. We are imperfect, sinful beings, who naturally think of ourselves first and foremost. This verse reminds me what God feels is most important: Love!
No matter what our differences in this world, God wants us to LOVE each other! Love in this verse is rated higher than faith itself. So, God is saying, if at the minimum all you do is love others…. wonderful? Before you focus on faith, focus on love. Perhaps, when you are able to truly love others, faith comes easy? So, what keeps us from loving others? Denominations, Jews, Mormons, Atheists, gay/lesbians, the addicted, the poor, the uneducated, the sick, etc. Because Jesus died on the cross, God has granted that our sins have been forgiven. Because He will be the final judge at end times, we don’t have to take that job upon ourselves. Great news! We get to LOVE! Not always do we agree or even have to accept (in our hearts) the choices other people make. However, we get to LOVE them despite any differences. Have Hope! Have Faith! But, GREATEST of all, HAVE LOVE!