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The Greatest of These Is Charity

Though justification may be in faith, And hope sustain us through all trouble, Greater still than either is agape, The love that comes from God, The concern for our fellow creatures Which acknowledges our oneness. We call it love or charity; in fact It transcends both those words. It is at base an unjudgmental affirmation Of our shared human nature; unlike Ordinary love, agape flows untrammeled, No strings attached, no conditions stipulated, A free-bestowed outpouring of compassion Unqualified, and seeking no reciprocation. When we open ourselves to God’s love And freely yield us up to be its instrument, Then love’s paradox is plainly seen: The more we give, the more it lives in us. October 14, 2019 Written for Regina Riddle's "1st Corinthians 13:13 Inspiration Contest"

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Date: 10/26/2019 8:18:00 AM
Congratulations on your high placement with this one :)
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Date: 10/25/2019 5:52:00 PM
J.P., congratulations on your top win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 10/24/2019 10:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning entry. God bless you and thank you for entering. Blessings, Gina
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Date: 10/15/2019 1:19:00 AM
Charity revels a lot...the true nature of a soul...Nice write
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