Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1 Corinthians 13 (Christmas edition)

From Jon Weece's blog:

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny ornaments and wreaths but do not show love to my family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, then I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table, but do not show love to my family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors then I’m just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, friends, neighbors and coworkers, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, holly and mistletoe, attend a dozen Christmas parties and sing in the Christmas program, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.

Love is kind, though tired and fatigued.

Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will never be outdone.”



Who are you going to love this week?

And in what way are you going to love them?


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