A Guide for Your Life

February 1, 2016

Pastor’s Column

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year C

January 31, 2016


          Today’s second reading from 1 Corinthians 13 is used at nearly every wedding I officiate at.  Love in the scriptures is an action verb: not what we feel, but what we do.   Christ’s love for us was demonstrated, not by feelings, but by his actions: he went to his death for us. Christ acted lovingly (even toward those he disliked). St. Paul gives us a little checklist to help us to discern just how “loving” our actions are in a given situation.  You might want to keep this little scripture box out as a spiritual guide and way of life in all you do.

                                                                                Father Gary


Love is patient

Love is kind

Love is not jealous

Love does not put on airs

Love is not rude

Love does not seek its own interests

Love is not quick tempered

Love does not brood over injuries

Love does not rejoice over other people’s sins

But rejoices with the truth

Love bears all things

Love does not come to an end

There are in the end three things that last:  faith, hope and love; 

and the greatest of these is love.


                                                                   1 Corinthians 13

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