1 Corinthians 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 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 records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. 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 like 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 shall I know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain; faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
This weekend I wasn’t going to write my blog, but then I decided I wanted to share this passage from the bible for personal reasons. I have always believed that one of the most truly incredible bonds of love is that which is shared between a mother and daughter. There is something so powerful in a parents love for their child or children that can’t be explained, but a mothers and daughters love is something very special and unique. Love is a very powerful emotion…….it can mean different things to different people.
I have dedicated this blog page today, to the memory of my late mother who whilst holding her hand and talking to her passed away, after a short but brave fight with Cancer on the morning of Sunday 29th April 2001.
God bless you Mom, still love and miss you…..and you will always have a place in my heart. XXXXXXXXXXX