If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
I Corinthians 13:1-7
I read the following Christmas adaptation of the familiar I Corinthians 13 passage at the Choir Christmas gathering Saturday night. I found it convicting and encouraging. I hope you will too. I'm going to place a copy inside the box of decorations for our tree for next year and a few copies inside our favorite Christmas movies to remind us early next season to linger in love as we celebrate the coming of the Christ child. Merry Christmas...
We pray that you will experience the peace of Christ during this Christmas season.
The office staff will be taking a much needed break, so Reflections and Connections will resume on
Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!