Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 1, 1978 Page: 16 of 20
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by June Dove Leong
A body is not one single organ, but many. Suppose the
foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not
belong to the body' it does belong to the body none
the less. Suppose the ear were to say, 'Because I
am not an eye, I do not belong to the body', it does
still belong to the body. If the body were all eye,
how could it hear? If the body were all ear, how
could it smell? But, in fact, God appointed each Limb
and organ to its own place in the body, as he chose.
If the whole were one single organ, there would not be
a body at all; in fact, however, there are many different
organs, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, 1 I
do not need you'; nor the head to the feet, 'I do not
need you.' Quite the contrary: Those organs of the body
which seem to be more frail than others are indispensable,
and those parts of the body which we regard as less hon-
ourable are created with special honour. To our unseem-
ly parts is given a more than ordinary seemliness, where-
as our seemly parts need no adorning. But God has combined
the various parts of the body, giving special honour to the
humbler parts, so that there might be no sense of division
in the body, but that all its organs might feel the same
concern for one another. If one organ suffers, they all
suffer together. If one Flourishes, they all rejoice
Now you are Christ's body, and each of you a limb or
organ of it. Within our community God has appointed, in
the first place apostles, in the second place prophets,
thirdly teachers; then miracle-workers, then those who
have gifts of healing, or ability to help others or
powers to guide them, or the gift of ecstatic utterance
of various kinds. Are all apostles? AIL Prophets? all
Teachers? Do all work miracles? Have all gifts of heal-
ing? Do all speak in tongues of ecstasy? Can all in-
terpret them? The higher gifts are those you should aim
Houston's Institute of Chinese Culture
by Mary Wu
The Institute of Chinese Culture held Open House on Jan.
21, 1978, hosted by the Parent/Teacher/Student Associa-
tion. Over 200 guests attended. The Institute, estab-
lished in 1970, offers classes in Mandarin and Cantonese
at Rayzor Hall on the Rice University Campus, is a state
chartered and tax exempt organization.
Although small in size the Institute has introduced the
Chinese language to more than 500 students; some stayed
for only a semester or two. Others are able to write
original compositions. Recently two of our students have
applied to and been accepted as students at universities
in Taiwan. A Rhodes scholar has attended our classes for
more than three years, taking time out of his busy sched-
ule to drive in from out of town, rarely missing a session,
Another busy young lady travels every week-end from
Galveston to attend her class.
For the first time, the C.W. Huang Award for Excellence,
established in honor of the late C.W. Huang, was present-
ed to students of the Institute that excelled in their
studies. Recipients of awards for 1977-1978 were Watson
Fung, son of Dr. & Mrs. Kee-Bun Fung; Stephen Tse, son of
Mr. S Mrs. Kwok-Kin Tse; Yi-Ming Tseng, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Kuo-Chao Tseng; Roger Huang, son of Dr. & Mrs. Wann-
Sheng Huang; John Lu, son of Mr. & Mrs. Li-Shun Lu; Linda
Gayle Tillman of Galveston and Carlyle Rennert.
Contributors who wish to make donations to the C.W. Huang
Award for Excellence, may mail their donations to the
Institute of Chinese Culture 0/0 9602 Carousel Lane,
Houston, Texas 77080. Donations are fully tax deductible.
Persons interested in enrolling for the current semester
in classes at the Institute, may do so by coming to Rm.
239, Rayzor Hall, Rice University before 10 a.m. on
I may speak in tongues of men or of angels, but if I am
without love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
I may have the gift of prophecy, and know every hidden
truth; I may have faith strong enough to move mountains;
but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may dole out all
I possess, or even give my body to be burnt, but if I
have no love, I am none the better.
Love is patient; love is kind and envies no one. Love
is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never
selfish, not quick to take offence. Love keeps no
score of wrongs; does not gloat over other men's sins,
but delights in the truth. There is nothing love can-
not face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope, and
i ts endurance.
Love will never come to an end. Are there prophets?
their work will be over. Are there tongues of ecstasy?
they will cease. Is there knowledge? it will vanish
away; for our knowledge and our prophecy alike are
partial, and the partial vanishes when wholeness comes.
When I was a child, my speech, my outlook, and my
thoughts were all childish. When I grew up, I had
finished with childish things. Now we see only puz-
zling reflections in a mirror, but then we shall see
face to face. My knowledge now is partial; then it
will be whole, like God's knowledge of me. In a word,
there are three things that last forever: faith, hope,
and love; but the greatest of them all is love.
(A gift of love, February 1 * , 1978, from First Corin-
thians, The New English Bible)
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Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 1, 1978, newspaper, February 1, 1978; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth273744/m1/16/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.