Scripture that we personalize brings us a whole new dimension of challenge, comfort and even smiles.
By popular demand, we share an old favorite:
I Corinthians 13
- If I speak in the tongues of French or Spanish, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
- If I have the gift of spelling and can fathom all mysteries of histories and all knowledge of arithmetic, If I have a faith that can move mountains of laundry and dishes each day, but do not have love, I am nothing.
- If I give all I possess to the purchase of good curriculum and give over my body to hardship of long nights of lesson preparation and research that I may boast of how well my kids are educated,but do not have love, I gain nothing.
- Love is patient with slow learners. Love is kind when they forget how to multiply again.
- It does not envy my friends whose kids were born knowing long division.
- It does not boast when my kids can sing well but my friend’s kid does not.
- It is not too proud to admit it to my friends when I’m tired and discouraged.
- It does not dishonor others’ homeschooling methods.
- It is not self-seeking and unwilling to invest in the homeschool culture around me.
- It is not easily angered when my kid declares he doesn’t like science.
- It keeps no record of wrongs- in me or in others.
- Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth and teaches my kids the same.
- It always protects my family and friends.
- It always trusts that God has a plan and cares what is happening.
- It always hopes that I will be able to hear God and obey His will for my family.
- It always perseveres- even on LONG days. Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13