If I speak with the tongues of men, and of Angels,
and have not charity, I am become a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And if I should have prophecy, and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge: and I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.
Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up,
Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil.
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoices with the truth: Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth; whether prophesies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge be destroyed.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But if that which is perfect shall come,
When I was a child that which which is part shall be done away with.
When I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.
WE SEE NOW THROUGH A GLASS IN AN OBSCURE MANNER : . nOW i KNOW IN PART : but then face to face. Now I know in part : but then I shall know even as
I am known.
And now there remain, faith, hope, charity : but the greatest of these is charity.
May Father's soul rest in peace, and eternal light shine upon him.