Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wedding readings, from the religious side

More possibilities! These are biblical verses we may use, mostly because we like them, and partly for my parents' sake:

"Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love... Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; If we love one another, Gob abides in us and his love is perfected in us." I John 4:7-12

I especially like this one:
"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let peace rule in your hearts... And be thankful. Let love dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom..." Colossians 3:12-17

Though it is used very frequently, I love these verses (especially as put by Joni Mitchell):
"Although I speak in toungues of men and angels
I'm just sounding brass
And tinkling cymbals without love

Love suffers long
Love is kind!
Enduring all things
Hoping all things
Love has no evil in mind.

If I had the gift of prophesy
And all knowledge
And the faith to move the mountains
Even if I understood all the mysteries
And I didn't have love
I'd be nothing.

Love- never looks for love
Love's not puffed up
Or envious
Or touchy
Because it rejoices in the truth
Not in iniquity.
Love sees like a child sees.

As a child I spoke as a child
I thought and understood as a child
But when I became a woman
I put away childish things
And began to see through a glass darkly.

Where, as a child, I saw it face to face
Now, I only know it in part.
Fractions in me
Of faith and hope and love
And of these great three
Love's the greatest beauty.
Love" I Corinthians 13 as made into a song by Joni Mitchell

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