Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Greatest of These is LOVE!

Perhaps one of the most beloved "Love" passages in the Bible, and one of my all-time favorites, I Corinthians Chapter 13...

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. 2If 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. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love 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. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When 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. 12Now 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.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Wishing each of you a love-filled Valentine's Day!


Enjoying an evening out at the annual Valentine's Dinner, hosted by STARS (the organization that I'm helping with). Johnny biting into his treat from his cousin, Miles!

Johnathan eating his first Valentine's Day cookie!!! (Thanks, Grammy!)



8 comments:

Amy said...

Sweetness! I enjoy that verse;)

Gail said...

I loved the reminder of the LOVE Chapter. Thanks for that! Love you, Gracie!!! :0)

Aldape family said...

How cute! Glad y'all had a great Valentine's Day! It looks like Johnathan enjoyed all of his goodies.
Love
Kayla

Anonymous said...

Did you like the peel on the clementine, too?

Love you, J!

Auntie Gwen

Grace said...

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Aldape family said...

Oopps! I just noticed that our titles for our V Day posts were the same. I guess great minds think a like! At least we used different passages. :0
Have a great weekend!
Kayla

The Proctor's said...

Hey guys!!! It's Tammy from MRBC before yall moved. How are yall? I am back at MRBC now. I am sooooo happy for yall!! Yall have a beautiful baby!

Aldape family said...

Time for an update!