Holly invites us to write about each other’s one little word. This week we are writing about my word, Present. Click on the icon above to go to other blogs to see what they are saying about Presence.
On Sunday, one of the readings was from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. He writes about spiritual gifts. Thinking of the word presents as a synonym for gifts, I decided to re-write the verse into a more modern version.
A rewriting of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:1-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, there are many.
The Spirit is generous when you agree to it.
Manifested for peace and goodness,
our hearts must play along.
You may have the gift of speaking
with confidence and knowledge.
Like our friend, Martin, with his dream,
you should speak up.
You may be the one we can all count on,
you show up and bring food. You give us hugs
and tell us how pretty we look today.
You may be the one who comforts, you know
about essential oils and whole foods. Your touch
on our chakras can produce heat and healing.
You may understand fully the phases of the moon.
You know the best time to plant trees. You feed the birds.
You have an herb garden.
And free range chickens. One is named Harvey.
You may be a collector of words,
Uplifting our days on Facebook
with a quote of the day.
Always clever, ever kind.
Whatever your gift of the Spirit is,
use it. Flaunt it. Show it off.
You never know who’s watching,
learning, growing, needing
the very thing you have to give.
Don’t question the Spirit. It knows
what it knows and chooses whom it chooses.
Embrace His Presence. Let it shine.
Let it shine.
Let it shine!