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 a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Love is patient,

     love is kind.


It does not envy,

     it does not boast,

           it is not proud.

Love does not delight in evil

     but rejoices with the truth.

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.



but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 


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.



1 Corinthians 13 (NIV)



LOVE every day!

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

It is not rude,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs.



It always protects,

always trusts,

always hopes,

always perseveres.



For we know in part and we prophesy in part,


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.

And now these three remain:

     faith, hope and love.


But the greatest of these is love.

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