This sermon explores one of the most famous passages in the Bible—1 Corinthians 13. What does it really tell us about love, beyond romantic love and weddings? How do we live out the call of this love in our everyday lives; in the Church; in this pandemic era?
MUSICAL OFFERING FOR THE WEEK PREPARED BY MIKE JARJOURA (COA Assistant Music Director): “Love Is a Verb”
“How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
-Anne Frank, from her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl
Back in the 1960s when folk masses were in vogue, William Flanders wrote a folk hymn entitled Love Is A Verb. Love is a verb, not a noun. Love is not a thing; love is what one does. Love is action. What an interesting and profound thought! I may be wrong, but if we really want the world to look different the next time we step outside, we need to make love a verb, not a noun, and do some love. That is a challenge that is for each one of us!