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1 Corinthians 13 – Negative Paraphrase

I did a negative paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and got interesting results:

Love is not immediate, love is not selfish. It is contented, unpretentious and humble. It yields to others, it is selfless, it is merciful, and it forgives all records of wrongs. Love delights in good deeds, but does not rejoice in falsehood. It does not say no to carrying another’s burdens, does not reject truth, does not think pessimistically, nor gives up easily.

Love goes on forever.

Notes:

“Charity” has a closer meaning to the original, than the modern connotation of “love.”

Antonyms for patient can also include impulsive, irritated or eager.

Original translation was derived from the NRSV.

Americans Still Very Pessimistic about the Economy

Bad EconomyAccording to a recent poll by Harris Interactive, over two-thirds of  US adults believe that the country is still in a recession. That’s 7 in 10 adults (69%) who said that we haven’t come out of the first recession. Another 11% think that America is entering a new recession, fearing the double dip recession.

In a mid-September poll, Americans gave President Obama quite a harsh beating when it came to his handling of the economy.

  • Only 1 in 5 Americans (21%) gave the president positive ratings
  • 4 in 5 Americans (79%) rated him negatively.

What does this mean? Basically, that Americans are still waiting for an economic redemption, in both fear and pessimism. Contrary to what economists are saying, this poll shows that Americans are lacking the optimism to view the job market positively.

Pessimism is never a good way to look at things. I’ve been there, a jobless fresh graduate with little work experience Read the rest of this entry