Thursday, February 14, 2008

Being the Valentine

I wasn't planning on posting today, but then I read this. In a day when much of the entertainment media and the public are focused on "getting some," it was really nice to be reminded that love is more about giving and bearing burdens. Can you substitute your name in all these blanks where the word "love" once appeared:

________ is patient.
________ is kind.
________ does not envy.
________ does not boast.
________ is not proud.
________ is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, and keeps no record of wrongs.
________ does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth.
________ always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
________ never fails.

She was being the Valentine.


KCWoodhead said...

Aw gees - you made me do it again. Crying in my cube at work...but this time sitting on my new pink exercise ball.

Supalinds said...

So very good!! Thank you for reminding me what Valentine's day is really all about.

Donald said...

First Corinthians - very nice touch. Thanks for your compassion.

momo said...

today? no. but now i have something to aspire to. thank you and happy valentines, greyhound!

speedygeoff said...

This reminds me of my eldest daugher's wedding in 1993 - I reflected at the time that I could substitute her name in every line.