Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 NIV
A Multitude of Sins Covered
Medicare refers to Canada’s publicly funded health care system. Instead of having a single national plan, we have 13 provincial and territorial health care insurance plans. Under this system, all Canadian residents have reasonable access to medically necessary hospital and physician services without paying out-of-pocket. Roles and responsibilities for health care services are shared between provincial and territorial governments and the federal government.
The provincial and territorial governments are responsible for the management, organization and delivery of health care services for their residents.
We have all been hurt by others. Too often we are on the receiving end of their anger, bitterness and vitriol. We have been stood up, beaten up or torn up by those who should love us. The scars of hurt, physically, spiritually and emotionally can remain with us for a long time. Sadly, some of these scars have come through our relationships with other followers of Christ within the Body of Christ, and this ought not to be so. The apostle Peter had faced his share of pain from others, and so it shouldn’t surprise us to read what he says in 1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” Peter is calling followers of Jesus to love each other in the same way, and to the same extent, as Jesus loved us. He uses the Greek word agape here, the word used to describe God’s unconditional and infinite love. Oh, how your local church would be different if every member loved this way. It really would cover a multitude of sins, some of which perhaps go back a long time. Love each other deeply.
These have been words from the heart.