Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Corinthians 13 Christmas

If I decorate my house perfectly with colorful 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 drop change into the salvation army bucket, but do not show love, it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and glittering snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing Christmas carols, 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 ones we hold dear. Love is kind, though harried and tired.
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, and 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 endure.
 I can't take credit for writing this, one of my friends, Dawn, posted it on Facebook and shared it with us at the Women of Wonder (W.O.W.) meeting.  I just thought it was very good and wanted to share it with you.

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Ann in the UP said...

It is very good. Very Good, indeed.

BeadedTail said...

Something we should all keep in mind!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OH, I like this...really good interpretation :) :) Happy CHRISTmas to you and your family. Greetings from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Kristin - The Goat said...

It is very good - Thanks for the share!

mountain woman said...

Lovely and I'm sharing in on my FB page now.

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