Sunday, July 20, 2008

Reciting the Love Creed at Worship

God is love, right? (1 John 4:8)

The greatest commandment, a famous 2-in-1 innovation by Jesus, is centered on love, correct? (Matthew 22:37-40, John 13:34)

The best reflection to the world of Christian discipleship is love, agree? (John 13:35)

So why isn't something like the Love Creed of 1 Cor 13:4-8 recited during worship services?

Imagine if the following was spoken congregationally EVERY week in church:

"Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end." (1 Cor 13:4-8, THE MSG)

1 comment:

florenceloo said...

Amen to this. It's a good way to detox our souls weekly from a world of "Me first! Me first!"

Besides, if everyone practice this eventually, the world might indeed begin to be a better place for our children :)