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Love never fails when it follows God.

It is not always easy or safe. It does not always give you warm fuzzies either.

But there is fullness found in the love of God.

The awesome and terrifying thing is that God invites us to demonstrate God’s love to the world.

Let us boldly, yet humbly, enter this together.

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Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

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There is a beautiful moment at many weddings when this chapter from Corinthians is read aloud. We are reminded of the power of love in the world. We are seeing it embodied in two people who will strive to be perfect love for one another. They will fail over and again. And yet, they have committed to picking up and continuing through failures because faith, hope, and love abide.

A partner, a close friend, even a sibling often are the closest relationships we have in which our first priority is to make sure the person knows they are loved and seen. Love is the foundation or grounding of that relationship.

These relationships are the places we learn and practice, fail and start over, in love, which remains through all things. Paul called the Corinthians to love more deeply and authentically. We are called to do the same thing.

Love lavishly today!

Brian Foreman

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God of love, teach me how to love and be loved. Teach me to forgive and ask to be forgiven. Allow others to know your love because your people show a different way to be. Amen.

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You are God’s.

You are loved.

You are known.

Let God’s love speak to you.

Let God’s love be known through you.

Amen.

Brian Foreman

Brian Foreman is the Executive Director of the Center for Church and Community at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. He still gets to scratch the youth ministry itch at Campbell as Associate Campus Minister. He lives in Raleigh with his family.

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