Amoris Laetitia 90: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

amoris laetitia memeHere is the Scripture passage that will serve as the basis of our reflection and discussion in this series for the next two months or so:

90. In a lyrical passage of Saint Paul, we see some of the features of true love:
“Love is patient, love is kind;
love is not jealous or boastful;
it is not arrogant or rude.
Love does not insist on its own way,
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrong,
but rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things” (1 Cor 13:4-7).
Love is experienced and nurtured in the daily life of couples and their children. It is helpful to think more deeply about the meaning of this Pauline text and its relevance for the concrete situation of every family.

While not a passage explicitly about couples and children, this has long been applied to varieties of Christian love. I don’t think it’s out of place to look deeply into the connection long-implied by many believers.

For your reference, remember that Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Amoris Laetitia 90: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

  1. Melody says:

    Off the topic, but have you heard anything about this?
    I really hope this isn’t an official directive.

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