For months, I have been trying to make sense of this awareness in my soul that there was something calling me forward no matter how painful 2020 has been. However, I couldn’t figure out how to articulate it until I was listening to a Matisyahu song called One Day. Then it hit me that I had an answer all along.
In the video below, I do my best to express this idea that the Rule of L.A.W. is that Love Always Wins. I grew up in church hearing us celebrating that “the battle has already been won.” But when I looked at the world around me, I didn’t see anyone living like that. Instead, we continually live like there is never enough and that we are in a constant battle for the survival of whatever we think is important.
I am so done with this. I have not internally lived that for decades. But with rare exceptions, I can rarely communicate what I was able to express yesterday–Love Always Wins. Love Already Won. Love Alone Wills.
Here we go!
1 Corinthians 13
The Greatest Gift
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body [a]to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [b]puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, [c]thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is [d]perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.