The essentials to living a godly life

Certain things in life are essential to living a godly life; faith, hope and love being chief among them.

As air is to the body, so faith is to our spirit; we live moment by moment by it.
As water is to the body, so hope is to our spirit, we live from week to week by it.
As food is to the body, so love is to our spirit, we live and grow year by year by it.

Without faith our spirit would quickly perish; very possibly before the day is past and the sun has set.

Without hope we could not long endure life's difficult struggles and the world would soon overcome us.

Without love our spiritual life would waste away gradually until nothing is left but skin and bones; an emptiness and a void having no meaning or joy.

02/04/2003 Jim Welch
February 4

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