Monday, May 31, 2010

simple word of LOVE

Through I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass of a clanging cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not LOVE, it profits me nothing.

LOVE suffers long and is kind
LOVE does not envy
LOVE does not parade itself
is not puffed up

does not behave rudely
does not seek its own
is not provoked
thinks no evil

does not rejoice in iniquity
but rejoice in the truth

bears all things
believes all things
hopes all things
endures all things.

LOVE never fails.
But whether there are prophecies, they will fail
whether there are tongues, they will cease
whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child,
I spoke as a child,
I understood as a child,
I thought as a child
but when I became a man,
I put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, LOVE, these three
but the greatest of these is LOVE.

[1 Corinthians:13]

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