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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Chicago Bears Kicker Cody Parkey Misses Game Winning Field Goal, Praises God Anyway

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Athletes often point to the sky after scoring as a way to thank God. Chicago’s Cody Parkey, though, pointed heavenward Sunday after missing what would have been a game-winning kick against Philadelphia in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.

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