LOVE

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or 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 rejoices 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. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11 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. 12 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.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13

10 Comments Add yours

  1. mihrank says:

    wow – this is so joy of cheer, beautiful lines, I enjoyed the reflection of your image..

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    1. Some of the most sublime words ever written. Glad the post brightened your day.
      xx
      Adrienne

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  2. delphini510 says:

    If these words were to become the cornerstones of all faiths and between all people , all suffering and destruction on this planet would cease.
    Thank you Adrienne

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    1. Definitely God-inspired words! I agree with you!

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    1. And from a man who violently persecuted others, too. What a turn around! Paul was so eloquent. Have a great week, Shari. 🙂

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  3. One of my favourites, Adrienne. Thank you for sharing it here.

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    1. It’s one of those over quoted verses that I can just say “Yeah, yeah. I know that already.” But, when I take the time to meditate over it, it blows me away like the first time I read it.

      Is it cold up by you yet?

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      1. I hear you. Yes, it’s cold here but not horrible yet.

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