The Meaning of Love

1 Corinthians Chapter 13 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 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 have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 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 childish ways behind me. Now 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.

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

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6 Responses to “The Meaning of Love”

  1. Cyberevolution Says:

    …Love is a rare gift. However, Unconditional Love is the rarest of them all!

  2. Hot Alpha Female Says:

    Hey guys .. thanks for the great post. Here a couple of love quotes that sit close to my heart.

    “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

    “Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Browning

    “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire

    “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Helen Keller

    Hot Alpha Female

    http://www.hotalphafemale.blogspot.com

  3. Hot Tamales Says:

    Kris’ Take:

    @Cyberevolution: Unconditional love is quite rare, and I think it’s a wonderful thing. Our world could use much much more of it.

    @Alpha: I really like this one: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Helen Keller. That is truly beautiful. Helen Keller has a touching story and I think she above many would know best about doors closing and others opening. She was born with the lack of many abilities but made so much more out of her life.

  4. Hot Alpha Female Says:

    Hey kris,
    Glad that you like them. The Hellen Keller one really resonated with me, especially when i was going through a tough breakup. It gave me hope thats for sure =)

    Thats interesting what you say about her. I will have to read up on her, because i dont know anything about her background, except the fact that she has these amazing and inspirational quotes !! =)

    Thanks

    Hot Alpha Female

  5. Hot Tamales Says:

    Kris’ Take: You’d be more moved by her words if you knew her story. Wikipedia has a great write up about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller .

    Laura’s Take: Yeah, her story is really inspirational.

  6. Ivan Says:

    Am inspired by such wonderful words,thanx


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