Day 24- Something that means a lot to you.
My sister gave me a ring for Christmas in 2008 that says, “Faith. LOVE. Hope. 1st Cor. 13:13”.
She doesn’t believe the things I believe. Religion is, to Kim, in many instances, obsolete. The idea of a specific faith seems to come secondary to an obsolete religion. We had never spoken on the matter before she gave me that ring.
Kim also didn’t know that 1st Corinthians 13 articulates perfectly a lot of my beliefs on my own beliefs… if that makes sense. Here’s the chapter:
“ 1 If I speak in the tonguesof men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
All that being said, I have worn that ring along with my promise ring every day since I got it, and there it will stay.