Saturday, December 27, 2008

About Love

Never heard it said better.

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

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. 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.

From 1 Corinthians 13


abirami said...

I actually happened to see "Faith Love Hope" written on the walls of the church in Stanford when i visited few days back. I would not have probably remembered seeing it had I not read your post earlier :)

CJ said...

@abi: *what* a passage no! am pretty sure the words were taken from here only :)

renu said...

It is the cornerstone of christianity,but has been neglected so bad,especially by the super religious sorts(those peripheral ones that march to church as a ritual)
Its true: faith without love is nothing.

sa said...