The Greatest Thing Is Love

Someone I know shared this with me it is his interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13

What if I could speak

all languages

of humans

    and of angels?

If I did not love others,

    I would be nothing more

than a noisy gong

    or a clanging cymbal.

What if I could prophesy

and understand all secrets

    and all knowledge?

And what if I had faith

    that moved mountains?

I would be nothing,

    unless I loved others.

What if I gave away all

    that I owned

and let myself

be burned alive?

I would gain nothing,

    unless I loved others.

Love is kind and patient,

never jealous, boastful,

    proud, or rude.

Love isn’t selfish

    or quick tempered.

It doesn’t keep a record

    of wrongs that others do.

Love rejoices in the truth,

    but not in evil.

Love is always supportive,

loyal, hopeful,

    and trusting.

Love never fails!

Everyone who prophesies

    will stop,

and unknown languages

will no longer

    be spoken.

All that we know

    will be forgotten.

We don’t know everything,

and our prophecies

    are not complete.

But what is perfect

    will someday appear,

and what isn’t perfect

    will then disappear.

When we were children,

we thought and reasoned

    as children do.

But when we grew up,

    we quit our childish ways.

Now all we can see of God

is like a cloudy picture

    in a mirror.

Later we will see him

    face to face.

We don’t know everything,

    but then we will,

just as God completely

    understands us.

For now there are faith,

    hope, and love.

But of these three,

    the greatest is love.

Love is kind and patient,

never jealous, boastful,

    proud, or rude.

Love isn’t selfish

    or quick tempered.

It doesn’t keep a record

    of wrongs that others do.

Love is silent,accepting, an non judgmental.

It is not hostile or angered. It doesn’t see our faults as humans who form opinion on us, it doesn’t see the sins and faults one has made it is all accepting

Love rejoices in the truth,

    but not in evil.

Love never falters

it is always sharing the facts and truth

Love is never evil

Evil is created by man, the serpent and the law of the worldly not of Christ and God’s teaching or glory’s

Love is always supportive,

loyal, hopeful,

   trusting and faithful

Love never fails!

Nothing is truly perfect

But what is perfect

    will someday appear,

and what isn’t perfect

    will then disappear.

all we can see of God

is like a cloudy picture

    in a mirror.

For God you can not see

Yet he promises that one day

we will see him

    face to face.

For now there are faith,

    hope, and charity

But of these three,

    the greatest is charity.

There is nothing greater than love.

Published by J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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