1 Corinthians 13 – Written for Christmas

Cris shares a good reminder for all of us …

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 have love,

It profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s cantata, 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 husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and linen.
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 giving the gift of love will endure.

I wish you and your families a very Merry CHRISTmas!

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One thought on “1 Corinthians 13 – Written for Christmas

  1. This is great Cris! Well said. We all need to share a little love this CHRISTmas and remember what is really important.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Kim

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