Today’s discussion centers around a relevant Christmas version of I Corinthians 13 which is often referred to as the “Love Chapter” in the Bible. After reading this thought-provoking piece, will you create your own line that you would add to this to personalize it?
I Corinthians 13: Christmas Style
by Sharon Jaynes
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows
If I work at the soup kitchen
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes
I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child
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.
For me, I’d add:
If I write the Christmas letter, print it out, stuff, address, and stamp the envelopes, but bark orders at my family in doing so, I’m just a clanging gong.
What about you? What would you add to personalize this for you?
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I’m eager to hear your personalization of I Corinthians 13 Christmas style!
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