Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Crucifixion by S. Dali

Crucifixion by S. Dali

“For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16

The Gift of Love

13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:1-13

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About dimlamp
I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

7 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

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  2. Jo Bryant says:

    interesting perspective

  3. seeker says:

    This is the absolute LOVE.

  4. dimlamp says:

    Yes, it is agape – i.e. sacrificial, self-giving love that is unconditional, and eternal.

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  6. Thanks for sharing a love that saved us all. A love that inspires and endures. Beautiful!

  7. dimlamp says:

    You’re welcome.

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