And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
In this verse taken from the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians in Chapter 13, the Apostle Paul talks about love in all its aspects.
With the song of love, the Apostle Paul tries to rekindle the spirit of hope, joy and faith in the hearts of the Corinthians, but today we try to ask ourselves and our consciences, if the apostle Paul came today to our country and wanted to send us a message related to love, what would its content be?
The three words he emphasized are: faith, hope, and love. Here I see the importance of faith to build a correct foundation. Through faith, hope is planted in the hearts of believers, and then we are not afraid to see the fruits of faith and hope to produce love. In today's world, people want to love without faith or hope. Therefore, love is weak and unstable, and is shaken by all changes, warnings and problems.
Today in our lives we need to see the depth of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross, through which he planted the seeds of faith and hope in our lives to give us a strong push towards a new hope in this life. Some people perceive faith that may be measured in degrees. Hope needs faith to withstand challenges, but love is the basis of everything; without it we cannot deal with God or with our fellow human beings.
The cross is two-way, the relationship of human beings to God and the relationship of each person to others. Since the cross is a sign of love, then love is my direct relationship with God first and with my neighbour second.
Lord, we thank that you have given us the spirit of faith, hope and love, to do good without grumbling,