Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas 1 Corinthians 13 Style

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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, through 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.

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.

~Author Unknown~


I found this over at Katie's place! :) Merry Christmas everyone!

12 comments:

  1. That is beautiful, I big AMEN!!! Wow, how happy would so many be if they just could get this.

    Lisa Q

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  2. That's so true. If we don't have love, then we have nothing...

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  3. Very sweet, Katy Lin, and oh, so true!

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  4. This was really awesome, I think so many miss the point of hope and love coming into a dark world. Christmas is about sacrafice. As women we get so raped up in all the to dos of christmas, this was nice to read and remember I need to slow down a little bit
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I love this! Mind if I repost?

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  6. I love that! Thanks for sharing.

    I have a little something for you on my blog!

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  7. I'm excited you are doing a 101 in 1001! It's so rewarding! I wrote a little something about you, since I write about everything I am accomplishing! Have a Blessed Christmas!!

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  8. My New Year's Challenge is to love more! My husband, kids, friends and family, strangers and most importantly my Lord and Savior! Thanks for the post and your MHR ministry! So many have been blessed by this!

    Happy Christmas!

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  9. Um ya, so you did link to where you found it. Duh me.......

    :)

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  10. Oh I love it, thanks for sharing! It's so easy to lose focus when there are a million things to do during the Christmas season. Merry Christmas Katy!

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