What is the relationship between truth and love? Today, Jeff dives into the books of Corinthians and Ephesians and shares what Paul teaches on how to love and the importance of love. Jeff explains what true love looks like and what it results in.
Snippet from the Show
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”
1 Corinthians Outline
- Division, 1-4
- Sex, 5-7
- Meat Dedicated to Idols 8-10
- Worship, 11-14
- Love, 13
- Resurrection, 15-
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now, we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
So, faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
- Chapters 1-3 Orthodoxy
- Chapters 4-6 Orthoprax
Teachable. If you are not meek, you cannot be taught. If you cannot be taught, you will be haughty and disrupt peace.
“I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Renounce the tyranny of your own agenda. We pick up his agenda, the plan.
Caritas In Veritate, Benedict XVI
“Only in truth does [love] shine forth, only in truth can [love] be authentically lived. Truth is the light that gives meaning and value to [love]…Without truth, [love] degenerates into sentimentality. Love becomes an empty shell, to be filled in an arbitrary way. In a culture without truth, this is the fatal risk facing love. It falls prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions, and the word “love” is abused and distorted to the point where it comes to mean the opposite. Truth frees [love] from the constraints of an emotionalism that deprives it of relational and social content…In the truth, charity reflects the personal yet public dimension of faith in the God of the Bible.”
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Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.
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