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October 13, 2009

BasinYesterday’s epistle reading was I Corinthians 13, or what’s often called the “Love Chapter.” The main thing that struck me when I read it were all the negatives: Paul lists six things that love does, and eight things that love doesn’t do. Love doesn’t envy or boast or become prideful. It isn’t rude, selfish or irritable. Nor does it keep a record of wrongs. And it doesn’t delight in wrongdoing.

The problem with all of these is that they can poke holes in our love. Even the slightest sulk or critical thought can create a pinhole that causes our love to gradually leak away.

Love is our most precious possession. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).

Does your love have any holes that need plugging?