"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing." - 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Corinthians 13 is often referred to as the “love chapter” of the Bible. The second section of which has been recited at almost every wedding I’ve attended as a biblical definition of love. And I have nothing against those verses, but I’ve heard them so often I don’t usually forget them.
But the first verses of 1 Corinthians 13 are another great reminder about how we, as Christians, should live and love.
I could be a great public speaker and travel all around the world sharing my faith. I could have complete understanding of everything in the Bible and an unshakable faith. I could give away all my money to make sure that everyone knew how I was suffering.
But without love, my words would mean nothing. I would be nothing. I would gain nothing.
Without love… nothing.