Thursday, December 4, 2008

Love


If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails...

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

This season I am challenged, not to find the perfect gift or to spend just the right amount of money,
but to love extravagantly...
the way Jesus did, over 2000 years ago, and continues to do today.

3 comments:

jeremy said...

even if that means - what we talked about Tuesday night. Ugh!

Have a great Thursday!

jeremy said...

that last post was from G not J

Shaunti said...

I really needed to hear. Thanks for creating a space where we can all find joy every now and then. . . .