What is Love?

Love is blind.

Love is never having to say you’re sorry.

Love will find a way.

Love never fails.

Love is a many splendored thing.

All you need is love.  Love is all you need. 

Love stinks.

Even in song lyrics we cannot find consensus!

This Sunday’s lectionary Gospel reading, John 13:31-35, speaks of love.  But, what is it?  What is love?  How do we fulfill this command?  Could it be that this is the one command Jesus gives because it’s one we can strive to fulfill our whole lives through, but can never fully attain? 

You’re so clever, Jesus.  Here you give us the one command that has the power to humble us.  Entirely.  Utterly.

God of love, fill our hearts with love anew.  Amen.

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