Discovery had some special Valentines for their church family this week. They lined the pews of the sanctuary with scriptural texts about love representing three different faith traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Texts came from the Hebrew scriptures, the New Testament, and the Qur’an. As part of our Discovery theme for this semester we are studying how to be bridge builders in our journeys of faith. We thought this might be a good start.
|Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere
I Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient. Love is kind.
I Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails.
Galatian 5:13 Through love serve one another
I John 4:7a Beloved, let us love one another for love is from God
I John 4:7b Whoever loves has been born of God and knows God
I John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth
I Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, because love covers a multitude of sins.
|Song of Solomon 8:7 Many waters cannot quench love
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times
Leviticus 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself
Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
|Qur’an 3:146 Love is steadfast.
Qur’an 2:177 Love is true sacrifice.
Qur’an 49:9 Love is fair.
Qur’an 30:21 Love is a divine sign.
Qur’an 49:12 Real love does not decay.
Qur’an 4:107 Love is not obsessive.