Bitter and Critical

Where to find scriptural help, when bitter and critical:

1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.It does not boast, it is not proud.It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

When I was a child I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.



Dear Savior, all mankind reviled you absolutely, yet you kept the perfect love in your heart for all of us.I am distressed when I see the resentments, the grudges, the hatred within my heart. Give me the will to bundle them up and turn them all over to you. Let the calm and peace of forgiveness flow to my heart and mind knowing you can heal all the hurts this world can deal to us. In your name, Amen.