Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Christmas Twist on Love

1 Corinthians 13 Christmas-Style
©By Sharon Jaynes

* If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass 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 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 home that has coordinated Christmas China and table linens.
* Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of your 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.


Mz.Elle said...

That's beautiful:)
And oh so true.