Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Greatest Of These Is Change

A mailer Obama is using in Kentucky. Leftists, of course, are outraged by the mixing of politics and religion.

A few edits to 1 Corinthians and we have the new and improved theological virtues (Faith, Hope, Change):

If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have change, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.

And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have change, I am nothing.

If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have change, I gain nothing.

Change is patient, change is kind. It is not jealous, (change) is not pompous, it is not inflated,

it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,

it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.

It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Change never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.

For we know partially and we prophesy partially,

but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.

At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.

So faith, hope, change remain, these three; but the greatest of these is change.

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1 comment:

Santiago Chiva de Agustín said...

Hello. Congratulations for your blog. Do you know why the young people pray the holy rosary? You can watch here fifty testimonies of young university students
(in Spanish, with english subtitles)
See it: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=YxjjyXhO9EA

Santiago (Granada, Spain)
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