love winsI just read this flipping through a book on Amazon: “I trust. I hope. And I trust and hope because against all odds I love.”

There is much about this statement to praise. I agree that faith, hope, and love form the core of life with God. Many times the apostle Paul presents them as a sort of tri-fecta at the very center, a summary of the life he was trying to live and calling others to live as well. But I think the order is off a bit and in this case order matters.

Here’s how I’d put it: “I love. I hope. And I love and hope because against all odds I trust.”

Faith anchors hope, hope enables love, love conquers all.