This evergreen passage has captured the hearts of our society for its grand philosophy on the nature of love. People use it, erroneously, to speak about romance but that is not its intended usage. It is, at its heart, a treatise on the engine of relationship. Many have confused the driving force of a relationship to be power, convenience, or stimulation but it is, in fact, love. It is not romantic love, but selfless love that maintains the momentums of romance, friendship, and familial bonds. This passage’s primary purpose is to explain the role that self-sacrifice has in gelling the Body of Christ in its diversity. Though its purpose is often overlooked, it is somewhat understandable because the concept therein is so universal and foundational to how a human operates. Because of this fact, that love drives our relationships, spiritual gifts and diversity are not a hindrance, but instead a blessing. A group of diverse people without this underlying truth are, essential, cursed.
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