Scripture Reading: 1 CORINTHIANS 13:7,13
This most familiar of Bible passages reminds us of the intimate connection between hope and love. Love bears, believes, hopes and endures all things. The love of God made manifest in our human relationships tethers us together and binds us to one another in ways that will not be undone by life’s myriad challenges. Consider those you love this day, those you are called to love, those you struggle to love. What are your hopes for them?
Prayer: Loving God, you unite us in Christ. Such intimacy is not our doing and we cannot undo it. Nonetheless, we often test this oneness and fail to bear, believe, hope and endure in love. Knowing your unfailing love for us, we pray to exhibit a love that hopes all things even for those we find hard to love. May our stalwart love bear witness to your love for the world. Amen.
- Jill Duffield © 2020 Presbyterian Outlook