lunedì, febbraio 14, 2005

Valentines Day

1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy; is not boastful; is not conceited;
does not act improperly; is not selfish; is not provoked; does not keep a record of wrongs;
finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for languages, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things.
For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known.
Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 commento:

Leah ha detto...

Such a lovely piece of Scripture. . . but you know sometimes I almost don't like reading it because it reminds me how short I fall. It's so easy to become satisfied with ourselves if we don't have regular "reality checks" from the word.

Still and all, what a breathtakingly gorgeous picture to aspire to and beseech Christ to create in us.