To Proclaim The Word In Another Church

Posted: January 23, 2016 by CatholicJules in Memory Book

My cousin Sandra who got married today had asked me months ago in October at my God daughter’s wedding dinner; if I would be able to help with the scripture reading for her wedding. Apparently I was auditioning for the part when I read the second reading at my God daughter’s wedding and didn’t even realise it. (I’m kidding of course)

I readily accepted as it would be a unique opportunity to proclaim the word of God in another Church. Only I wasn’t give any details, that is what scripture passage I would be reading, where I was to stand nor at which point I would be doing so. Decided I would play it by ear even though I prefer to have been prepared.

Only after reaching Calvary City Church which is Charismatic evangelical, I found my name in the booklet. The reading was to take place after the praise and worship session. The pastor then came up to me and requested I read 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 which just happened to be the same exact reading I proclaimed months earlier. I was thrilled and elated because it is not only one of my favourite scripture passages but because I knew it well. I proclaimed it with all my heart and soul!

The pastor then took over with preaching and the ceremony. At the lunch reception that followed Sandra whispered in my ear that the reading was done perfectly and she thanked me. I praised the Lord immediately! So glad and thankful to have been able to serve Him and to have contributed a little to Sandra’s wedding bliss.

1 Cor 13:1-8

Though I command languages both human and angelic—if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains—if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned—if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with.

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