Mawwaige is what bwings us togetha

The wedding I mentioned in previous comments (what? you don’t read the comments?) was loverly. It was also a grim sign of things to come.

That’s because it was for a little 12-year-old girl we know from our previous church. She’s a quiet, nerdy little red-haired thing… the daughter of one of our choir members. She helps in the nursery, is a leader the youth group, and our kids think she’s neat.

She must be 12. She can’t be 22. (Of course, our kids still need to be 5 and 8 for this to work…)

As with most weddings I’ve attended, they read one of my favorite Bible passages. I’ll put it in the extended entry section. See if you can guess which part I disagree with.

I Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

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7 Responses to Mawwaige is what bwings us togetha

  1. Lisa says:

    My guess is this line: “when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways” – do I get a cookie?

  2. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I think it’s the part where Peter finally tells Mary Jane that he’s Spider Man.

    What? That’s not in there?

    Oh. I see.

    On further review, I think Lisa is right. Give her a cookie.

  3. Solonor says:

    Lisa gets a cookie (though that was way too easy).

  4. Lisa says:

    Yeah, that might have been just a bit too easy. 😀 Thanks for the cookie!

  5. MJ says:

    Very tricky… getting us heathens to study scripture on a Sunday!

  6. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Hey I didn’t even realize that!

    Dammit! 🙂

    He shoulda waited till next Sunday, I suppose. Very sneaky, this Solly-fellow. Subversive conversion techniques via blog. Vewwwy sneaky, indeed.

  7. Chari says:

    You mean we’re adults?!

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