Sacrificial Love

The other day while preparing a sermon on 1 Corinthians 13, the so-called “love chapter,” I came across a book on my shelf: A Beautiful Mind. Also made into an award-winning movie, this is the story of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.’s life-long struggle with mental illness and the enduring love of his wife, Alicia, who stayed with him through his darkest moments. In the end he enjoys the honor of winning the Nobel Prize. He is still not 100% okay – but the power of love on the part of Alicia has made him victorious. St. Paul reminds us that love lasts forever. Believe it!