Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson: “Love is Patient; Love is Kind”

January 30, 2022

Over his 28 years performing marriage rites, Father Phil thinks that 98% of couples chose today’s reading from Corinthians to be read at their weddings. Reflecting on this famous “lesson about love” he reminds us today that Corinthians 13: 1–13 is actually not about romantic love at all. “It serves in some way to remind us of the imprecision with which we talk about love.”

He offers that Paul is talking about a type of love that is reflected in a community such as ours, a type of love that is about elevating the needs of others, a type of love "that is a reflection of God’s love for all of humanity and, indeed, all of creation.” The readings are Jeremiah 1: 4–10, Psalm 71: 1–6, 1 Corinthians 13: 1–13, and Luke 4: 21–30.

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