28 October 2008

A Very Special Day


A Reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians

I may be able to speak the languages of men and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand al secrets. I may have all the faith needed to move mountains; but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned; but if I have no love, this does me no good. Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but Is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope and patience never fail.


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