Sunday, October 27, 2013

Molly's Sunday Musings: Love and MSG

Molly's Sunday Musings
 
 
Today I came upon this Beautiful Translation!  I know MSG sounds like some kind of Chinese Food Ingredient...not sure what it stands for, but it really speaks Volumes.

Speak. Love.
 
1 Corinthians 13 (MSG)
 
The Way of Love
 
13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
 
2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
 
3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere.
 
 So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
 
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
 
Good Stuff. 
 
Go. Speak. Love.
 
Love to all!