Sunday, February 12, 2006

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 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. 2If 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? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. 3If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. 6It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

8Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will all disappear. 9Now we know only a little, and even the gift of prophecy reveals little! 10 But when the end comes, these special gifts will all disappear.

11It’s like this: When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me now.

13 There are three things that will endure—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

What Do You Want for Valentines?

Love is in the air. Close Up Lovapalooza '06 last Saturday night Feb 11: in four simultaneous romance parties at Roxas Boulevard Baywalk in Manila, Bayanihan Park Mac Arthur Highway in Angeles, FGU Business Park Ayala in Cebu, and Matina Town Square in Davao City; was successfully aired live by ABS-CBN. I was still awake when it happened and of course with an event like that, I realized its VALENTINES.

GOD is of LOVE!
I was just kidding, but still hoping hehehe when I said, "A boyfriend with flowers and chocolates or a date", to a friend who asked me what I wanted for valentines. But seriously I told her a t-shirt for my badminton sessions will be fine. My friend was inquired by someone who was obliged to give me a gift for valentines.

Witnessed lovapalooza on TV, still awake by midnight: all for LOVE. I was lying in the hospital watching my mother (she's under medication, critically ill) . Valentines is not just for lover but for families too. I was glad to see married (for more than 20 yrs) couples on stage, they inspired a lot of the filipinoes and televiewers around the globe.

I just want to thank Close-up for the activity, it made me realized I was awake because of love and for love. What I want for valentines day is to be able to thank God for LOVE, because God is of love!