Sitting here this morning on a beautiful California morning, I am taken by our Lord who loves us enough to give us so much more than we need. Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 tries to tell us what love is in human terms. First he tells us what we are like without love. Then he tells us what love does and does not do. All of his words fall short of the magnificence of the love of the Lord.

There is no way that we can possibly love God as much as He loves us, no possible way for us to love each other as much as He loves us. That being said, we still need to strive to perfect ourselves, strive to learn how to love more like Jesus loves. There will be times of abject failure, times when our pride and ego get in the way. It is when the realization comes that we are failing on our own that we need to draw closer to the Lord, that we need to pray for His mercy and His help. Pray that the indwelling Holy Spirit will lead and guide us to a more perfect love for each other and the Lord.