1 Corinthians 13 – A Christmas Version…

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,

strands of twinkling lights and shiny 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’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 endures forever.


Thank you to my VERY good friend, Rea!!  I hope you are keeping warm up at the ranch!!!! 🙂


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