I know nothing....

What happens when you pay attention?

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The above title is from an article about charisms by Mark Shea. See It get's me to thinking about my own situation. Then he goes on to quote Paul in 1 Cor 13:1-13 "f I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor 13:1-13)"

So I might have a few acknowledged charisms. I know them fairly well. But I've lost sight of the gifts that order them towards Christ. In this current haze I other wonder where the Love went. I haven't lost hope, my grip on faith is tenous these days, but over the past 4 years, the Love has slipped away. It is through the presence of the woman who I once left and is now again present in my life that the love rekindles. But why did I have to push away in the first place?


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