Love Ethic

Make love your aim, not biblical inerrancy, nor purity nor obedience to holiness codes. Make love your aim, for

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels" - musicians, poets, preachers, you are being addressed;

"and though I ....understand all mysteries, and all knowledge" - Professors, your turn,

"and though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor" - radicals take note;

"and though I give my body to be burned" - the very stuff of heroism;

"and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing" (1 Cor. 13:1-3 KJV)

I doubt if in any other scriptures of all the world there is a more radical statement of ethics. If we fail in love, we fail in all things else.

Credo, William Sloane Coffin


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