And though I bestow all my gifts to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and
have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed
Does not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in inequity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all thing, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prohpecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues,
they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
...And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
1 Corinthians 13
“When love is strong, a man and a woman can make their bed on a sword’s blade. When love
grows weak, a bed of 60 cubits is not large enough.”
The Talmud tells the story of Rabbi Hillel, who lived around the time of Jesus. A pagan came to
him saying that he would convert to Judaism if Hillel could teach him the whole of the Torah in
the time he could stand on one foot. Hillel replied, “What is hateful to yourself, do not do to your