In Paul’s response to the struggles the Corinthians faced, Paul encouraged them to cultivate, if nothing else, the way that goes beyond, love. For Paul, to belong to Christ (to be Christian) is to receive and give his love, the gift of steady and graceful movement with God. Yet for so many of us, we have trouble believing that the love of God is steady and graceful, so we fail to give love that is steady and graceful. And so we are not known for our love.
Message from May 5, 2013: