In 1883, Henry Drummond delivered this sermon on I Corinthians 13 ending with Paul’s immortal words: “Now there abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Rev. Drummond remarks first on how Paul contrasts love with gifts of eloquence, prophecy, sacrifice. Then he analyzes Love through the nine well chosen categories used by Paul to define love. He explains why love is the summun bonum – the supreme good.
This message on love is so heartfelt that it causes us to reflect on the real nature of love, and to consider how Christly love alone can bring about lasting happiness. So profound is this sermon that Mrs. Eddy once remarked that she had intended to write such a book herself, but Rev. Drummond had done it so well that he saved her the effort.