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A reflection on love

12 May 2021

A reflection on love

Words Belinda Cassie

“Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all.”

This verse comes from the Bible’s book of 1 Corinthians chapter 13 and verse 4.*

I like that. No, that’s an understatement, I love that. Because if there is something that I would love to aspire to it’s that – to be consistently kind to all. I think that’s a great spin on what love is. And I appreciate even more the fact that that’s who God is.

We also read in the book of 1 John chapter 4, verses 1-7, that God is love. It’s almost a bit repetitive. Because maybe we need it repeated.

So knowing that God is love, we can substitute into the above verse – God is large and incredibly patient. God is gentle and consistently kind to all. To all.

I might just say that again, for those of us who need to hear something a few times to really get it – God is gentle and consistently kind to all.

That, my friends, is what we call good news.

*The Passion Translation

Captain Belinda Cassie is a Salvation Army officer (pastor) in Tasmania.


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