Love never Fails!
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind
Love is not jealous or boastful
or proud, or rude.
It does not demand it’s own way
It is not irritable
And it keeps no record of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice
But rejoices whenever truth wins out.
Love never gives up
Never loses faith
Is always hopeful
And endures through every circumstance.
You told us to love those who don’t love us
Those who mistreat us
Because love covers a multitude of sin
And love never fails
You say there is blessing
when we get along with one another
like sweet smelling oil flowing over us
while we soak in the presence of unity.
Forgive us when we choose another way
The way of the world is the way of fear
Kingdoms and regimes thrive upon it
Children suffer as poison reigns down on them
Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq
Brother against bother
What should we do, what can we do?
We lift them up before you
And refuse to curse them or seek revenge
We can extend the hand of love
We choose the way of your Son
Because love is not easily angered
and keeps no record of wrongs.
The way of love is the way of the cross
His act of love has the power to save us all
And gives us hope for a broken world built on fear
‘Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.’
Kirkliston Parish Church