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Someone sent this to be in an email...I know it really made me stop and think about the "reason for the season"- it is so easy to get caught up and lost in the "other" stuff at this time of year. I hope that everyone has a blessed holiday with family and friends.


FIRST CORINTHIANS 13 CHRISTMAS VERSION AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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 a 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 spouse.

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 endure.

Wishing you a joyous & meaningful Christmas!


 
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