Speaker: Dr. Sandra Lowen, PhD, LCSW
Sunday Service 11/15/2015 @ Seattle Family Church
1 Corinthians 13New King James Version (NKJV)
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
"I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler, if he told stories and made me laugh. Obviously it would be easier if he was African American and lived next door and went to the same church, because then I wouldn't have to translate...In the flush of love's light we dare to be embraced, and suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet t is only love that will set us free." - Maya Angelou-
Love is friendship that has caught fire; it is quietly understanding and mutually comforting sharing. It is loyalty through the good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers -
Marriage opens the door to human happiness. Studying in order to open the door to happiness is very good. However, if that study is for the purpose of becoming rich or powerful, it is a mistake. Study must be for the purpose of attaining true love.
- Rev. Sun Myung Moon; Blessing and Ideal Family; Chapter 1, part 3