Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love


1 Corinthians 13 (New International Version)

Love

1 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.

2 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.

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

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 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.

9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

11 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.

12 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.

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


How will I express love today? I am truly thankful to those that have extended love to me and me to them for without love we all would not survive.

Happy Valentines Day

Today’s image is showing my valentine gift from my friend Joni. Thank you Joni; I’ll treasure it always.

3 comments:

Just Joni said...

Thank you Phyllis. Such a grateful heart and warm words to start my day. Friendship is such a sweet, sweet thing and I feel so blessed to share in the delightful possibilities it presents. Your friendship is a TREASURE to me and I thank you...

Have a happy Valentine's Day...Breathe deep and let God's LOVE settle where it may.

JoNi

Nonnie said...

love that passage, phyllis....thank you for it this morning.
hoping you are surrounded by love today.....
kimberly

Annette said...

Phyllis may you have a great day... I know your heart has lot's and lot's of love. Annette

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