love is a verb: part two

notes from maggie's farm

Listen to I Corinthians read aloud.
1 Corinthians 13

 1 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. 2 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. 3 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.

 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 8 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 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. 12 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.

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

Note:  The image above was created at Wordle., and is the
handiwork of Margaret Christine Perkins, from maggie's farm.  
That said, if ever my work were borrowed to share, I would appreciate 
attribution, however, even in the absence of it, go ahead, spread some love.  
Share love.  Be my guest.


  1. Such an important verse. It helped me distinguish if I was really in love or if the person loved me back when I was dating. I love this verse so much I had someone read it at my wedding.

  2. I love the first part, the lesser quoted verses 1-3, and the song upon which is based "Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire". The whole chapter is so poetic. A great template by which to 'test' potential partners. I bet it was a beautiful addition to your wedding, Steph. Thanks, ladies!

  3. I love this! All your posts on 'love' have been wonderful, a nice refreshment from all the hoopla normally associated with the day. :)

  4. Thank you, Jillian. I really appreciate your insight. I do strive to take the "He bought it at Jared's!" out of the holiday, and encourage us all to spread the love beyond the bling. Hope you have a lovely day--MC


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