Love

—–  1 Corinthians – Written by a former murderer and persecutor of Christians who became one of the greatest disciples of Jesus Christ;  St. Paul.

“The Way of Love.  But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

Chapter 13

1 If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.  2 And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.  3 If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind.  It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, 5 it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, 6 it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8  Love never fails.  If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.  9 For we know partially and we prophesy partially,  10  but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.  11 When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.  12 At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face.  At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.  13 So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Anything is possible through and with Jesus Christ!!

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