Sunday, October 9, 2011

But the Greatest of these is Love

1 If I can recite the Westminster Catechism by memory, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have the gift of homeschooling a dozen children, and know how to conjugate Latin verbs; and if I dress modestly and commit to courtship, so as not to cause my brother to stumble, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I give up my suburban house to homestead, and if I surrender my body to locally-grown, organic food, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails.

~A personal adaptation of 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

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  1. sucha simple beautiful reminder.
    and may I add a beautiful the edges.

  2. I love this! It is so true isn't it? We can do all these 'great' things, but if love doesn't reign in us, they are nothing. Thank you for the wonderful reminder!

  3. I love this. Thanks for sharing.

    You have blessed me tremendously with your generosity and friendship.



  4. I loved this adaption! It hit it on the nose. It was REAL good for me to read this verse again. It blessed me today and reminded me of a few things I need to work on.

    Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come by again and we can encourage one another often,

    Blessings in Him<><

    PS: I still have a question for Lilla Rose and I need to email you very soon. Hopefully tomorrow. Blessings!

  5. Jasmine, you have been more than a blessing to me! I am very thankful for your friendship and encouragement.

  6. Mary, I am so glad that our paths ran into each other! I, too, look forward to mutual encouragement!

  7. Thanks for blessing me with your visits, T and Gail!