Love Never Fails

"Where there is love there is life."

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One of the most popular readings at weddings has historically been taken from the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. I wonder how many of us stop to look at this passage though, outside the context of a romantic relationship.  What about our families – parents to children and vice versa? Or friendships? Can we see this in the context of relationship in general?


Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but always rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

How different could our communities be if we used this as our guide?  What do you think?



  1. In the scriptural context these verses are meant to be applicable everywhere and I agree if we could apply this , it would make bring about change for the better.. My take away from this is that love is a verb- an action not only a feeling/emotion!

    • Thank you for commenting – and I agree with you on context. Most people only hear this passage in wedding ceremonies, so it’s nice to return to original intention!

  2. Since God is Love, how about we substitute the word “God” for the word “Love?” It kind of puts God into a light that many American Christians might feel a bit uncomfortable with.

    • Thanks for your comment, Rob. I have seen many substitute in that way. The purpose of this post is to get people thinking that Love is for more than marriage. We can encounter it in every relationship that we have.

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