Coming soon…

Coming soon on this blog will be:

The continuation and completion of Lilanthro’s story, (for the first nine instalments, select the ‘A story in the Making’ category’);

Interviews with Pieter Folkens and Bob Talbot, (for recent posts about other whale and dolphin conservationists, in particular Peggy Stap, Stefan Austermühle and Laurie Murison, select the ‘Stories about Conservationists’ category’);

A speckling of personal reflections, (for past personal posts select the ‘Notes and Scribbles’ category).

For the time being, content yourselves with knowing that the absence of posts in recent weeks can be blamed on love. And to honour love, here is a quote from the Bible which I believe gives a pretty definitive definition of it and can be understood by anyone of any religious or non-religious persuasion:

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13

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3 thoughts on “Coming soon…

  1. So pleased for you Amanda! My son read this passage out at my sisters wedding 12 years ago. Nice to read it again and remember. Much love, Anne x

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