Friday, October 14, 2011

Life is Short

This is an incredibly moving video from a friend who lost her 4 month old baby. You cannot watch without it making a lasting impression upon you.

Life is so short, yet we live as if we, and those we love, will be on earth forever, and that this life is all there is.

Don't waste your precious few minutes worrying about things that don't really matter.

Love your family and friends as if this day will be your last...or theirs...

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. (Col 3:2)

And if you've lost someone dear to you, be encouraged that God loves you more than you will ever know, and that you will see them again in only a minute.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

But the Greatest of these is Love

1 If I can recite the Westminster Catechism by memory, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have the gift of homeschooling a dozen children, and know how to conjugate Latin verbs; and if I dress modestly and commit to courtship, so as not to cause my brother to stumble, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I give up my suburban house to homestead, and if I surrender my body to locally-grown, organic food, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails.

~A personal adaptation of 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

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