Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pursue Love

We had a "one room schoolhouse" growing up. All of us students sat with headphones on and listened and watched our teachers on video.

Because we were all in one room, we got to hear and often memorize the verses other classes were learning. So when the fourth graders were learning 1 Corinthians 13 (which meant repeating the verses several times a day), we couldn't help but learn it. I still go over these verses in my head and it never fails that I need constant reminding.

1) If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2) And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3) If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4) Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5) or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6) it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7) Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8) Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9) For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10) but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11) When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12) For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13) So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 comment:

S.May said...

I miss you

luv, me