Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Devotional...Love

Yesterday, Whitney and I attended the wedding and reception of my good friend and former teammate, Josiah Sears and Lyndee Arnold. It was a beautiful ceremony and the reception was both elegant and fun. During the wedding the pastor recited a popular passage from 1 Corinthians 13, simply entitled "Love". I've always, well, loved this passage because it applies to anyone and any situation. And, because I failed to attend church this morning, I feel this passage is a perfect reading to share with you. It reads:

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

8Love 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. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When 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 childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor 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.

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

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