Serving with love

“If I speak in tongues of men and angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong.” (1 Cor. 13) Paul uses this beautiful illustration to get to the heart of what love is. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul points out that love should be our core motivator when we serve other people. Whether it is serving at a soup kitchen, collecting cans for the hungry, or encountering those in need daily, it should be motivated by the love that we have received from Christ that we are called to share. It is no surprise that Scripture describes love as patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, and rejoicing in the truth. As we reflect on love and charity this week of Advent, let’s consider the following question: Am I a noisy gong, complaining and dragging my feet as I serve others, or do I serve generously, with love in my heart?
-Rodrigo Aguirre, Catholic Charities

“If I speak in tongues of men and angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong.” (1 Cor. 13) Paul uses this beautiful illustration to get to the heart of what love is. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul points out that love should be our core motivator when we serve other people. Whether it is serving at a soup kitchen, collecting cans for the hungry, or encountering those in need daily, it should be motivated by the love that we have received from Christ that we are called to share. It is no surprise that Scripture describes love as patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, and rejoicing in the truth. As we reflect on love and charity this week of Advent, let’s consider the following question: Am I a noisy gong, complaining and dragging my feet as I serve others, or do I serve generously, with love in my heart?
-Rodrigo Aguirre, Catholic Charities