Almost five years have gone by since my site “Motivation of Christian Love” first appeared in the blogosphere. Rather early I got into the swing of publishing some new post on nearly every Wednesday evening.
I had some vague ideas of what I was going to do. I started scrutinising the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians verse by verse and nearly word by word.
I have been going into many details of that text. Perhaps at times you get bogged down with so many details. You lose sight of the whole and you tend to wonder: What at all has this to do with motivating Christian love?
Today I want to share with you another music video dealing with this great chapter. I am not sure if this piece of music and song exactly meets your musical preferences. Yet I hope it may help you to enjoy that chapter of the bible, it is dealing with.
The apostle Paul has been somewhat lyrical in writing this chapter. So I conclude he intended his words to be enjoyable and pleasing. I think he also wanted to appeal to our sense of beauty.
Unconditional love is something beautiful. This is what God intended for human interaction and particularly for the Christian church.
It is good to spend some time marvelling at the beauty of this concept. It is good to focus on the benefits individuals can have from Christian love.
Paul intended to say something beautiful. A hasty demand to be more loving might in the end produce some results that cannot be called genuine Christian love.
Facing a commandment to love may lead some to feel condemned because of their insufficiencies. Others may begin to specialise in criticising others who seem to be unloving.
This too may be some step towards the goal. Yet certainly this alone does not help to make human interaction and church fellowship more pleasant.