Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine

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One of them, anyway.  Isaac loves monkeys right now, so it wasn't hard to convince him to put on these pajamas.  While I generally think Valentine's Day is just another fake holiday created to encourage consumers to spend money on stuff they don't need, the basic idea of it is sound.  We should let those we love know about it.  I have so many people in my life who I love, I am amazingly blessed.  I am also blessed to receive love from so many. 

This verse hangs on our wall.  It is perfect for today, and for every day.  There are so many false teachings on what love is.  It's good to stick to the truth of it and let that guide our actions.  A portion of this is very familiar, but the whole chapter is wonderful, and the familiar portion in light of the whole text makes so much sense.

I Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  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 do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

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

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.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  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 the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a 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.

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


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