The scripture at the opening of today’s reading is one that has always captivated my imagination. It is from I Corinthians 13 – Paul’s great “love” chapter. But usually the reader stops before they get to this particular verse, and yet, it is within the context of this discourse about real, lasting love that comes to this point of mystery and grace.
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully know.” I Corinthians 13:12
This verse, in the context of talking about love, reminds us of our need to be humble, because, let’s face it, none of us “knows it all.” We always need to leave room for the fact that what we think we know isn’t the whole picture, and that we may actually not have it “right.” There is always more.
This is a week of keeping it real and humble as we recount Jesus’ last week and the events leading to his execution. We know the disciples, those closest to Jesus, betrayed, denied, and abandoned Jesus. We know others spun the situation and incited the crowd. We know that in the “end” the power of love and life prevail. But, we don’t really know how it works. There is much mystery surrounding faith and life and Jesus and God and our own lives and the purpose and meaning of life. There is always more.
There is a song that was sung in worship on a couple of occasions. I close with a link to the song “More” by Tyrone Wells. I hope it inspires you.