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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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Biologists Analyze 900-Year-Old Gospel of Luke

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Now, that's interesting! I just wonder how they hope to put the knowledge they gather from the gleanings taken from the old book to good use? I enjoy history, and archaeology, and topics like this one, so even if all they do is publish what they've learned as to the health and life styles of those who handled the book 900 years ago, it would be enjoyable to read, so far as I'm concerned. :)

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