Monday, June 28, 2010

love is...

In our student group time we talked about LOVE. We read the passage everyone know about love. It's read at weddings, funerals and ring ceremonies around the globe and i have heard it multiple times but it was a great refresher for me this week.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13If 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 a 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 record 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 prophecies, 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.

One of the activities amid the questions was to take the passage and put your name wherever it said Love or it.

Susan is patient...susan is kind. Etc.
Started me thinking that there are many times in my life when i have not been that. I have not been love. There are no times in life when i can think of God NOT being that. He is always love. Always patient. Always there!

Thanks Dad!
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