Saturday, January 07, 2006

The greatest gift

If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what good would I be?

If I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move but without love, what good would it be to anybody.

If I gave everything I have to the poor and even crucifixed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Compliments from Howdy


Calamity Man said...

ok i love you. or at least your blog.

Iris said...


And you got my love too, mr calamity man!

We better stop, my goosebumps are sprouting again..

rijac said...

actually, the last paragraph sounds like a bible passage....

Calamity Man said...

eeeyur! my hair too... and i have hairy legs!

Anonymous said...

the post by Dr Howdy really souns cheem as well as nice :) bibicial as rijac have said... coming to see your blog sure make my day Iris ;)

Have a nice holidays everyone! rainy day continues...


Iris said...

Thanks Ah Tan!

i love rainy days...! :)