Saturday, February 6, 2010

Early Valentine's Day Message

Last Sunday's epistle reading was from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. I could not help but think of Valentine's Day because Paul's message was love.

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophesies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."

There is nothing more to be said. This, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful passages in all of the Bible. God Bless you all!!! And let us show His blessing and love to the world.

1 comment:

  1. I love this passage, too! This is my goal this year - to grow in charity. Love is the only thing we take with us when we go :) May the Lord bless you and inspire you, the more Christian bloggers that write...the more hearts drawn to God!