Good morning family, it’s Christmas Eve morning as I write to you. It’s gray, wet and surprisingly warm here in North Texas. Instead of spinning the prayer wheel at the World Prayers website I found this prayer in their list of prayers of peace and it resonated with me this morning. When I think of my spirituality, at my core is the faith in Love so this passage from the Bible is appropriate. It is this time of the year that Love is such a powerful player in everything we do isn’t it? Pretty much everything we do around the holidays seems to have Love as a primary motivator whether that be in the positive or negative direction. My prayer today for everyone is for the power of Love to be a healer to all who need it. For all those who are sick, poor, hungry, have made bad life choices and are in circumstances they can’t see a way out of…..let Love be a beacon of light today for these. I wish you all well!
If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love,
I have become sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and
all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.
And if I dole out all my goods, and
if I deliver my body that I may boast
but have not love, nothing I am profited.
Love is long suffering,
love is kind,
it is not jealous,
love does not boast,
it is not inflated.
It is not discourteous,
it is not selfish,
it is not irritable,
it does not enumerate the evil.
It does not rejoice over the wrong,
but rejoices in the truth
It covers all things, it has faith for all things,
it hopes in all things, it endures in all things.
Love never falls in ruins;
but whether prophecies, they will be abolished; or
tongues, they will cease; or
knowledge, it will be superseded.
For we know in part and we prophecy in part.
But when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded.
When I was an infant,
I spoke as an infant, I reckoned as an infant;
when I became [an adult],
I abolished the things of the infant.
For now we see through a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I shall know
as also I was fully known.
But now remains faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
1 corinthians 13:1-13
My Drawing Before Bed last night: