I’ve read I Corinthians chapter 13 dozens of times.
It was one of the Scriptures read at my wedding.
And while I thought I understood what Paul meant when he wrote, “Love never fails” and “the greatest of these is love” I was oh, so wrong.
It took the death of my son for my heart to fully embrace the eternal power of love.
I have lost many things since Dominic ran ahead to heaven: my sense of control, any certainty that tomorrow will necessarily be better than today, the life I thought I would have here on earth, and foolish confidence in my own ability to discern how God works in this world.
But I have gained this: Absolute unshakable rock-solid assurance that LOVE lives forever.
Only love can help a heart hold onto hope when all evidence screams, “Let go!”
Only love can overcome despair when darkness clouds my vision and obscures the light.
Only love can weave a golden cord that keeps me connected to my child in heaven.
Only love is strong enough to drive the God of creation to send HIS Son to pay for MY sins.
Love is the strongest force in the universe.
Ask any bereaved parent.
When all else dies,