The Greatest of These Is… Hope?

Love gets a lot of attention these days. Whether it’s making sure we understand that our pets are family, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or even trying to give Love some love, we …love… to throw around the l-word.

And why not? There’s even some scriptural support for such love-love. Paul does seem to rate the three “Christian virtues” in 1 Corinthians 13:

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Cor. 13:13 NIV (emphasis added)

That should about settle it. Paul says that faith, hope, and love might be up there – but love is tops.

Hope, on the other hand, seems to be trending down. Continue reading