Failure is a scary word.

None of us like to fail and all of us like to succeed.

Our culture has taught us that these are the two categories we can fall into.

Many of us have been taught that our lives and worth are defined by one of these two things…success and failure.

In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul reminds us that the measure of our lives is not success or failure but LOVE.

Although the world cares about how much we do and make and try…God measures us by how much we love.

In 1 Corinthians Paul writes these words, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Today as you wrap up your week look back and measure how much you have loved this week….look forward and envision opportunities to love! Know that this defines you, not failure or success!

See you Sunday!

Pastor Audrey.