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1 Corinthians 8:1 Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
As the singing continued, he walked down the center aisle to me, and with a warm smile said, “You must be Ann Gilliland. I’ve been waiting for you.” I didn’t miss a Sunday for the next four years. His welcoming me by name made me feel known and loved in that place. I have the feeling that something similar might happen when I enter heaven.
Love isn’t abstract. The love that “builds up” is concrete and individual. It’s about knowing individual people by name and caring about the specifics of their lives. Each of us has a calling to build up other people with love that is concrete and personal.