July 22, 2006

in case i still don't get it...

there’s this movie about this series of books that reminds me of this other book. (ok, that sentence has got to be the most understated one i have ever written…)

anyway, you, dear reader, might probably have heard of the following words dozens of times…or not. but i hope something would speak to you, as the entire chapter has spoken to me in recent weeks. God, thank You for speaking to me through X-Men! (there! i said it! hahaha…)



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  • If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not 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 have not love, I am nothing.

  • If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

  • Love is PATIENT.

  • Love is KIND.

  • Love DOES NOT ENVY.

  • Love DOES NOT BOAST.

  • Love is NOT ARROGANT.

  • Love is NOT RUDE.

  • Love DOES NOT INSIST ON ITS OWN WAY.

  • Love is NOT IRRITABLE.

  • Love is NOT RESENTFUL.

  • Love DOES NOT REJOICE AT WRONGDOING.

  • Love REJOICES WITH THE TRUTH.

  • Love BEARS ALL THINGS.

  • Love BELIEVES ALL THINGS.

  • Love HOPES ALL THINGS.

  • Love ENDURES ALL THINGS.

  • LOVE NEVER ENDS.

  • As for prophecies, they will pass away;
    as for tongues, they will cease;
    as for knowledge, it will pass away.
    For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
    but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
  • When I was a child,
    I spoke like a child,
    I thought like a child,
    I reasoned like a child.
    When I became a [woman],
    I [should!] give up childish ways.
  • For now we see in a mirror dimly,
    but then [in the future] face to face.
    Now I know in part,
    then [in the future] I shall know fully,
    even as I have been fully known.
  • So now
    Faith,
    Hope,
    Love,
    abide, these three,
    But the greatest of these is love.

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Hope? Check.


Although for a season i really lost all hope.


Then i learned about God, and learned how to trust Him.


So i started to have faith. (Check.)


Then my hope returned. (Check.)


Love?


i cannot give what i do not have.
i now laugh because i used to do so much of what love is not (does NOT keep a record of wrongs, is NOT resentful, et cetera).
But my faith and hope rest completely on the God of love.
Hey everyone, be patient with me! (love is patient!) i’m still learning :D

2 comments:

  1. Optimus Prime11:55 PM

    That was a nice post.

    It helped me rediscover love...

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  2. thanks for the comment :)

    if you've rediscovered love, that makes two of us :)

    happy journey!

    (and nice code name, hihi!)

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