|Not the St. John's Bible by any means...|
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. 1 Cor 13:4-6
St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians. It was proclaimed when I married Tom, and again when I married Victor. It was hardly a novel choice. But what happens when I hear it at a funeral? I hear hard questions, not a poetic description — however powerful.
"Have I been patient? kind?
Was I jealous, pompous, or self-important?"
Read the whole reflection at Ignatian Spirituality's DotMagis blog.
|...but in my own hand nonetheless|