I did a word exercise with the familiar love passage in the 13th chapter of Corinthians. God is love, and God is Christ in us. If Christ in me is used in place of the term love, the meaning of this passage becomes so much deeper, and more personal.
“ If I speak with the tongues of men and angels and have not Christ in me, I am only a resounding gong, or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophesy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and have a faith that can move mountains, but have not Christ in me, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not Christ in me, I gain nothing.
Christ in me is patient, Christ in me is kind. He does not boast, He is not proud. He is not rude, He is not self seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no records of wrongs. Christ in me does not delight in evil, but rejoices in truth. He always protects, He always trusts, He always hopes, He always perseveres. Christ in me never fails….”
It is not about doing; it is about being. Love is about who we are in Christ, and who He is in us.
~ Susan Kewin