It doesn’t matter what my spiritual gifts are. My words are clanging cymbals to others’ ears if I don’t love…….
If I have the gifts of truth, knowledge, and faith, I am nothing if I don’t love…….
If I lose or give everything I have to the poor, I gain nothing if I don’t love……
If I lose or surrender my body to death, I gain nothing if I don’t love……
What am I to do?
I will be patient when I want things to end quickly.
I will be kind when I am in a position to be rude.
I will not envy when others aren’t in my situation.
I will not boast or be proud when I am not in others’ predicaments.
I will not be rude when others don’t understand.
I will not be self seeking when others are down and out.
I will not be easily angered because it is reactionary, not responsive.
I will not keep a record of wrongs when there’s a “list” of offenses.
I will not delight in evil when others fall short.
I will rejoice when others know and see truth.
I will protect when the masses don’t need to be in the know.
I will trust when I there are things I don’t know.
I will hope when I get stuck in the present.
I will persevere when I feel like giving up.
All the gifts I have been given will cease to be because I am imperfect and do not possess all knowledge during my earthly existence.
Faith, hope, and love. The only one that endures is love because it leaves a lasting impression.