from the Monthly Flyer from February 2012
here in Germany, Valentine's day on the 14. February has become
more significant. The central thought on this day is "love".
It is a word which is simply said, but from society to society,
and even from individual to individual, love is defined and
demonstrated in life in different ways. In this monthly newsletter
we do not want stick to a particular definition, but rather
we want the Bible to speak for itself:
Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy; love
does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely,
does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does
not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all
things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which
is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done
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. 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
And now abide faith, hope, love,
these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1. Corinthians 13:4-13 sw