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The Biblical truth about love...

I have attended my Nth wedding since December. Must be a sign? Hahaha... :) But what intrigues me is that in all the weddings I have attended, the passage below was used as the First Reading. I am a Catholic dogma ignoramus, but is this the required passage at weddings?

I researched the passage and interestingly, in one translation, Charity is used instead of Love.... many words we use interchangeably with love (that's why we become confused.. hahaha :)) but I guess what's important is that you just do what you feel is right.

My favorite line in the passage :
10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
-- Ahh.. the search for the real One...

Of all the Sacraments, I think Marriage will not become obsolete... it's a celebration... that sometimes, we get lucky.. and get the perfect timing... to meet the person we'll spend the rest of our life with...

AMEN To that :)


The Excellence of Love

1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do noTht have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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