Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day)

Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, love is not pompous,
it is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth. 1 Cor 12:31 -13:13

How many times have you heard or read this passage? Perhaps at weddings? It’s beautiful up to the punch line – rejoices with the truth! Ouch! The truth can be very painful to hear or even accept. In another place St. Paul directs us to “speak the truth in love.” It has to be done in love if we are to face the hard truth especially about ourselves. But truth faced in love leads to more love.