Saturday, September 07, 2002

Edifer du jour-1 Corinthians 13:1-8a
1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails
I'm finding this true in my marriage in that love speaks louder than anything else. All those things we take price in come up second-fiddle at best to an honest love for our fellow man and particular people. Too much of the time, I deal with people with fear and suspicion rather than love. It's not easy to do, for many of us are compassionate misanthropes who love mankind but can't stand people. Too many trite things have been said about the importance of love, but the are true nonetheless.

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