Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Version of 1st Corinthians 13

A friend loved me enough to share this with me, I am gladly passing it on!

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny balls but do not show love...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 at mealtime, but do not show love... I'm just another cook.

If I work in the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity but do not show profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ...sadly I have missed the point.
  • Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
  • Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
  • Love is kind, though harried and tired.
  • Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and 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, pearls will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but the gift of Love will endure.

Merry CHRISTmas!

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