May 23 2013
How can we be more loving in sharing the pro-life message? An interesting application of 1 Cor 13 by Tim Brahm:
While I was reflecting on this problem a few months ago, it reminded me of 1 Corinthians 13. I wrote my struggles into the text, not to elevate my thoughts to the level of Scripture, but to remind myself of the power of a passage quoted so often that I hear the words without thinking about what they mean. Below, I’ve placed the original text in bold type with my added thoughts in normal type.
If I speak with the conviction of a great apologist, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have great powers of perception, and understand all science and philosophy, and if I have all faith, so as to inspire a congregation, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give away all excess income to pregnancy care centers and take in unwed mothers, and if I deliver up my reputation for the cause of saving unborn babies, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; it listens and seeks to understand rather than merely waiting for the chance to respond.
Love is kind; it treats everyone as a valuable human being made in the image of God – not just embryos, fetuses, and those who agree with us.
Read the rest here.