Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Love


Taken from: http://ktis.nwc.edu/page.php?id=164

1 Corinthians 13 - Christmas Version


If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shining balls, but do not show love to my family, 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 to my family, 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, it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crystal 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 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 endure.
Merry Christmas.

7 viewers thoughts.:

Emmie said...

So true. We all really do need to remember the true meaning of Christmas! ;)

nikki said...

That was beautiful, Verna.
Where did you find it?

nikki said...

never mind, I see now where you found it.
Thank you for sharing it.

Beckyb said...

Thanks for putting our hearts where they need to be at this holiday season -

Shelly Holt said...

it's been so fun to "catch up" with your blog. missed u at Sonshine this yr. I'm doing New Year cards so you can catch up with us in a week or so! Merry Christmas!!

Steffie B. said...

That was wonderful. What a perfect way to end my day! :)

Marnie said...

That is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing that. It sure does tell the truth!
Love you and Happy Holidays to all!!