by Jason Dees

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The Importance of Love (2 of 5)
Series: Connect and Serve
Jason Dees
I Corinthians 13:1-3

I Corinthians 13:1-3
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Connect and Serve: The Importance of Love
I Corinthians 13: 1-3

Well it is still so hard for me to believe that it is 2016 which means a lot of things but one of the things that it means is that we find ourselves right in the middle of an election cycle there was a Republican Debate on Thursday there is a Democratic Debate tonight and the Iowa Caucus is just two weeks away. But one of the things about politics that has always interested me is the measured approach with which so many politicians carry themselves. What they say, when they say it, how they say it, it seems to be so measured. So many candidates are always posturing themselves, waiting for the right moment, to say the right word, or do the right thing, or have the right record. And as I have thought about these particular candidates I have thought to keep this up for your whole life must just be incredibly exhausting…
But then I thought, the way they are operating publically may not be too different than the way most of us operate privately. I was listening to a story this week by the author David Sedaris who was recalling a moment one summer when he was at a community swimming pool in Raleigh North Carolina. When he was 12 years old and he overheard a girl named Janet talking with some other kids his age that went to another school about who was in and out of the popular kid circle. He wrote,
''Call me naive, but it had simply never o ...

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