As I’ve been leaning into the new year, one of the themes that has emerged for me is love. Specifically, love people.
For insight and wisdom into love, what better passage to turn to than 1 Corinthians 13? Last week, I took some time in my journal to type up the simple phrases from verses 4-7. We’ll get to that in a minute. But first…
In Peterson’s Message version of verses 1-3, it says that without love we are:
What is your heart’s image of God? Do you imagine God distant or near, skimping or lavish, aloof or intimate?
I read these lines from the psalms recently and they helped shape my imagination of the God who is always with me:
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
“They” is simply all people who seek God. God is at home with abundance. We are...