Friday, December 24, 2004

Since I don't intend to do any blogging tomorrow...

...I'll just say it now,


and may you see how God has blessed you with his love, the love that brought his son here in the first place.

“And now I will show you the most excellent way.
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. but where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. when I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. when I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known,
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, But the greatest of these is love.”

-First Corinthians


Anna E. M. said...

thats awsome! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too! And a happy new year!

Queen of Arts and England said...

Happy Christmas to you ,too!!!!
You and your family have truely become some of my best friends, not to mention that you are likeminded, kindred spirits! Love, Me

Anonymous said...

happy christmas!
vist sometime

Princess of Mirkwood said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

Melanie said...

Vesele Vianoce/Merry Christmas! In the words of Mother Teresa, "The coming of Jesus at Bethlehem brought joy to the world and to every human heart. May His coming this Christmas bring to each one of us that peace and joy that He desires to give."

A friend sent this poem to me, originally written by Eva Nicholson. I thought it rather interesting. Here 'tis:

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away, while,
Quite unselfish, it grows small."