Meditation on the Lectionary: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
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Stephen Kaufman, M.D., Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Meditation on the Lectionary: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
(January 31, 2010)

This is the famous passage about love that is a frequent reading at weddings. I would like to point out that Paul recognizes that love is about actions more than feelings. He wrote, “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful . . .  it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right . . .” We often think that love describes strong feelings of affection, but I think that Paul understood that love without actions which reflect that love is empty. Consequently, many Christians see themselves as kind and compassionate, and many even assert that they “love animals,” but our actions speak much louder than our words. 

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