Saturday, June 05, 2010

1 Corinthians 13

Last Sunday, I was alone in the apartment. I woke up around 4am to do some of my laundry. I went back to sleep and woke up again around 8am. I didn't go out of the room and concentrated on doing, composing, drafting, editing and revising the advertorial due last Monday. Whenever I get tired and had writer's block, I stop writing. I just read.

I was alone.

I grabbed my The Little Prince. I jumped to Chapter XIX, my favorite chapter.

I was lost.

I grabbed The Bible. I turn the pages randomly. To my surprise, it did give me the answer to the question I was looking for:

The Way of Love

13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, [1] but have not love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; [2] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 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 gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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