Words for life:
IV Sunday Ordinary Time
St.Paul is telling us that the ability to love is a gift superior to others which God has given to humankind.
We find in this hymn an important insight on what our love for our neighbour should be like. For a Christian, loving our neighbour is more than some sentimental feeling, more than being good friends and more than helping others so that we feel superior.
To love is to discover that our neighbour is also a child of God. In other words, we should follow what St.Matthew says: «I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.»(26:40