Whenever I celebrate a wedding, the couple getting married has the option to choose the readings. One of the most common readings at a wedding is today’s second reading. It is taken from Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.
It is best known for the words, “Love is patient, love is kind.” This is a beautiful reading about love. It tells us about seeing the best in one another.
Jesus asks all of us to love one another. He taught us to love not only by His words but by the love He showed for all of us. One day we hope to be with the Lord in heaven. We prepare for that day by following Jesus’s teaching of love. I’d like to conclude with this prayer where we ask the Lord to help us to love like He does:
Lord, teach each one of us
that here on earth
You have no hands but ours
to reach out to the needy.
You have no heart but ours
to embrace the lonely.
You have no voice but ours
to share the message
of why you lived, suffered and died for us.
Lord, teach us that here on earth
we are your hands,
we are your voice,
we are your heart.
Sincerely in Christ,
P.S. Thank you very much to all of our Parishioners who donated to the Christmas collection. We have received $32,464.00 to date.
P.P.S I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the Flower Memorials. The list of donors is available at the church entrances.