1 Corinthians 13 guides Ajith Fernandos pastoral reflections on a basic yet profound biblical concept—love. Peppered with examples of Gods radical love lived out in Fernandos native home, the war-torn nation of Sri Lanka, readers will rediscover Gods profound love and see how believers display that love in difficult real-world situations.
In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul places love at the very center of what it means to embrace life in Christ. All other spiritual gifts are worth nothing in comparison. But the love explained in those verses is nothing short of radical. Fernando’s pastoral work—in the midst of the cultural and ethnic tensions of Sri Lanka—often brought up a very real and honest question: Can the biblical teaching about love actually be practiced The answer he discovered is a resounding yes. The radical love of God is not only real, but it is the key to experiencing joy in the pain and suffering of this world. Believers must look to the Scriptures for God’s teaching on the true nature of love, its divine origins, and its power for those who trust in Christ. This book offers reflections on the Bible’s consistent teaching on love and shares real-life experiences of learning to love in difficult situations.