1Cor. 13:4 (The altruistic attitude), charity, suffereth
long (IN MEDITATIONS), and is kind (IN
ITS ACCEPTANCE OF SELF AND OTHERS); charity,
(Altruism), envieth not (BY RESISTING SUCH SOCIAL ENCULTURATION INTO SELFISHNESS); charity, (the atruistic attitude), vaunteth not itself
IS COMPASSIONATE), is not puffed up (BUT
IS NATURAL, SPONTANEOUS AND SIMPLE),
1Cor. 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly (BUT IS CREATIVE),
seeketh not her own (IN A MORE EFFICIENT VIEW OF REALITY),
is not easily provoked (IT HAS A BIG BROTHER ATTITUDE),
thinketh not evil (BUT DISCRIMINATES BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL);
1Cor. 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity (BUT IS UNHOSTILE AND OPEN-MINDED
IN HUMOR), but rejoiceth in the truth (THAT
IS PROBLEM CENTERED);
1Cor. 13:7 Beareth all things (IN A DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE),
believeth all things (AS REGARDS THE PEAK MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE),
hopeth all things (THROUGH PERSONAL AUTONOMY), endureth all things (IN A CONTINUED FRESHNESS OF APPRECIATION).
1Cor. 13:8 Charity, (by which is meant Altruism), never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, (human predictions),
they shall fail; whether there be tongues (as evidence of
our inner subconscious psyche), they shall cease (as we come
to realize that the source is pyschological); whether there be knowledge
(as it may be understood at this time, the 1st century AD), it shall
1Cor. 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy, (predict
what shall come to be understood) in part.
Verses 13:10-12 are augmented by Jean Piaget insights from "Learning Theory."
1Cor. 13:9 For we know (about Human Behavior) in part, and we prophesy, (predicting what shall come to be understood)
1Cor. 13:10 But when that (Behavioral Science) which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
1Cor. 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child,
(IMAGINATIVELY), I understood as a child (IN THE SENSORI-MOTOR
STAGE OF LEARNING), I thought as a child (IN THE EARLY PIAGET
STAGE OF PRECOGNITIVE THOUGHT): but when I became a man,
(I HAD LEARNED CONCRETE AND FORMAL WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING), I put
away childish things.
1Cor. 13:12 For now we see through a glass (COUCHED
IN SEMI-CONSCIOUSNESS), darkly (WE PERCEIVE OUR SEVEN FOLD
PSYCHE); but then, (IN THE DAY OF TOTAL CONSCIOUSNESS), face to face, (CONSCIOUSNESS AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS): now I know (MY OWN MIND) in part,
(unaware of the Subconscious mind); but then shall I know
(TOTALLY) even as also I am known (IN A COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS
TO COME AT SOME FUTURE DATE).
1Cor. 13:13 And now abideth faith (BY SELF ESTEEM,
NOT SELFISHNESS), hope (THROUGH AUTONOMY OF FREE WILL CHOICE),
charity (IN ALTRUISM), these three; but the greatest of these is charity, (ALTRUISM).