Sunday, July 23

Love

"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up; doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth." 1 Cor 13:4-7 21st Century KJV

"Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not proud. It is not rude. It does not look out for its own interests. It does not easily become angry. It does not keep track of other people's wrongs. Love is not happy with evil. But it is full of joy when the truth is spoken. It always protects. It always trusts. It always hopes. It never gives up. Love never fails." 1 Cor 13:4-7 NIRV

3 Comments:

Blogger free2bme said...

Bless you, Markus. I was told by a friend today at FinnFest that many of your readers are lashing out at you. It is alarming and sad to read their posts.

Please don't be discouraged. You are a beloved child of God. Your life is a great gift. Be strong. In being yourself you give others permission to be themselves, and for many that is a freedom to frightening to be borne.

But for others, and you may never know who, you are opening their wings to the Wind of the Spirit.

Perfect love casts out all fear.

9:05 PM  
Blogger itdoesnotmatterwhoiam said...

troll

v.,n. 1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To
utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable
responses or flames; or, the post itself. Derives from the phrase
"trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream
"trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a
likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post
that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look
even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to
the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate
troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See
also YHBT. 2. An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1;
regularly posts specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a
newsgroup, discussion list, or in email for no other purpose than to
annoy someone or disrupt a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by
the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly
creatures they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming
characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of
life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll." 3.
[Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab
policies are followed. Probably so-called because it involves
lurking in dark cavelike corners.

Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower
category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing
some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See
also Troll-O-Meter.



Source: Jargon File 4.2.0

10:19 PM  
Blogger il Coro said...

Markus,

So far, I've read all you have written here, and I can't find anything you've said that makes me think you are gay, except that you say you are.

So far, I've found your postings to be very loving and never attacking, never accusatory. Unlike some of your respondents.

Do you feel free to tell us how you define "gay" and how that applies to you?

Is it because you are very close friends with other men, and share your deepest thoughts with them? That's not gay, to me.

Is it because you have a roommate? Nope, that isn't gay in my book. I have a roommate, too, and we've had some very intimate, deep discussions. But we have no "sexual" feelings for each other.

Is it because you do not feel affection toward women (in general or a specific woman)? Maybe that's because God hasn't called you to that yet, but that's no reason to say someone is gay.

Maybe it's something you aren't comfortable talking about; that's OK. I'll share that I have fallen to pornography of the worst kind, but in my heart I don't want to be gay. I know that Christ died for that sin, too.

I was going to post using the name I frequently use, but considering that last paragraph, I think I'll use a different name.

12:37 AM  

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