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P A | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 17 2012 10:59 AM


1 I may speak in tongues of men or of angels, but if I am without love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

 2 I may have the gift of prophecy, and know every hidden truth; I may have faith strong enough to move mountains; but if I have no love, I am nothing.

3 I may dole out all I possess, or even give my body to be burnt, but if I have no love, I am none the better.

4 Love is patient; love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful, nor conceited,

 5 nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offence. Love keeps no score of wrongs;

6 does not gloat over other men's sins, but delights in the truth.

 7 There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope, and its endurance.

8 Love will never come to an end. Are there prophets? their work will be over. Are there tongues of ecstasy? they will cease. Is there knowledge? it will vanish away;

9 for our knowledge and our prophecy alike are partial,

 10 and the partial vanishes when wholeness comes.

 11 When I was a child, my speech, my outlook, and my thoughts were all childish. When I grew up, I had finished with childish things.

12 Now we see only puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we shall see face to face. My knowledge now is partial; then it will be whole, like God's knowledge of me.

13 In a word, there are three things that last for ever: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of them all is love.

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