Today, Betty’s service was on the subject of love.  She brought many quotes, particularly about love of life.  Doctors tell us that if you have a love of life it helps you heal, and February is, after all, Heart Healthy Month.

She quoted from The Power of Love by Eric Fromm and from Love by Leo Buscaglia who said to love is to rediscover and maintain your uniqueness.  Love requires great strength because in this world we are surrounded by less than perfect people.  It would be easy to get disillusioned by them.  We must have the strength to recognize their greed and yet recognize that love is the greater force.

In our own congregation, our closing words always begin with the phrase “Love is the doctrine of this church.”

And, more famously, Corinthians 1:13 …and the greatest of these is love.