Chris, Anne and I went to Santa Cruz, on the north end of Monterey Bay. The photos with this post are by Chris and show some of the surfers there. They also feature the Dream Inn, a beach side hotel. After walking the pier, we walked the boardwalk, which is an amusement park. Afterwards, we went over to the marina for lunch. We ate at the Crow’s nest, which was quite good.
For my mother’s funeral, I will be doing the epistle reading. I will read 1 Corinthians 13. I would like to share that reading with you all now. It is a rather famous passage and I hope to do it justice. Some might recall that Barack Obama quoted part of it in his inaugural speech. This likely makes it even dearer to her, but not as dear as if Hillary had used it in her inaugural speech.
If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. 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. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Powerful inspired words from the Apostle Paul. Comfort yourselves with your Mom being face-to-face and fully knowing with her Savior. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.