Sunday, February 13, 2005

A reading from th First letter of Paul to the Corinthians

This reading was read at Our wedding. A fellow blogger set this on his blog, So I will give my reading for the day. What are you going to do tomorrow. And how will your relationship change or grow over the next year. If you are NOT in a relationship, then how can you change that, should you decide to go there.

One of my fellow blogger is engaged to be married to a beautful woman named Amanda. Here my friends, is something for you to think about before your wedding. It's all there. This is one of the most "popular" readings for a wedding, but as our minister spoke about the reading, "do we really understand" what this reading is saying?? Sometimes I forget...

Marriage is sacred, whether you are a Gay or Straight Couple.

A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS.

IF I SPEAK IN THE TONGUES OF MORTALS AND OF ANGELS,
BUT DO NOT HAVE LOVE, I AM A NOISY GONG OR A CLANGING CYMBAL.

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 DO NOT HAVE LOVE, I AM NOTHING.

IF I GIVE AWAY ALL MY POSESSIONS, AND IF I HAND OVER MY BODY SO THAT I MAY BOAST, BUT DO NOT HAVE LOVE, I GAIN NOTHING.

LOVE IS PATIENT;
LOVE IS KIND
LOVE IS NOT ENVIOUS OR BOASTFUL OR ARROGANT OR RUDE.
IT DOES NOT INSIST ON ITS OWN WAY; IT IS NOT IRRITABLE OR RESENTFUL;
IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN WRONGDOING, BUT REJOICES IN TRUTH.
IT BEARS ALL THINGS, BELIEVES ALL THINGS, HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS.
LOVE NEVER ENDS.

BUT AS FOR PROPHECIES, THEY WILL COME TO AN END; AS FOR TONGUES, THEY WILL CEASE; AS FOR KNOWLEDGE, IT WILL COME TO AN END. FOR WE KNOW ONLY IN PART, AND WE PROPHESY ONLY IN PART.

BUT WHEN THE COMPLETE COMES, THE PARTIAL WILL COME TO AN END.
WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I SPOKE LIKE A CHILD, I THOUGHT LIKE A CHILD, I REASONED LIKE A CHILD; WHEN I BECAME AN ADULT, I PUT AN END TO CHILDISH WAYS.

FOR NOW WE SEE IN A MIRROR, DIMLY, BUT THEN WE WILL SEE FACE TO FACE. NOW I KNOW ONLY IN PART; THEN I WILL KNOW FULLY, EVEN AS I HAVE BEEN FULLY KNOWN.AND NOW FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE ABIDE, THESE THREE; AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.

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