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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Love (04/27/06)

TITLE: . . .the greatest of these is Love.
By Sue Dent
04/27/06


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“. . . and the greatest of these is love.”

“What?” she asked the salesman.

“I said would you like to buy these gloves.”

“Oh,” she said, brushed her confusion away, smiled. “Umm . . . no thank-you.”

The salesman looked around. “Look, it’s cold out. These aren’t that expensive. Why don’t you just take them? I’ll pay for them.”

What a charitable spirit. She’d left her checkbook at home. “I’ll come back and pay you later.”

* * *
“. . . and the greatest of these is love.”

“What?”

“I said there are some parking spaces above,” said the attendant.

Her hope returned. Perhaps she wouldn’t have to park on the street and walk through the snow to get to where she was going. She nodded absently and moved on into the parking garage.

* * *
“. . . and the greatest of these is love.”

“What?”

“I said would you like to donate some blood,” said the nurse pointing to the sign behind her. “We’re in desperate need.”

What an interesting day, she thought. “Sure, I’ve got a few minutes.”

She sat in the chair and watched the nurse work. Conversation came naturally.

She looked at her hands. “Do you know that a salesman at the store gave me these gloves when I didn’t have the money to pay because I left my check book at home. I must say that certainly restored my faith in man-kind! And just when I thought I’d never find a parking space, the parking attendant pointed me towards a nearly empty level. I'd certainly given up hope until then.

The nurse smiled casually. “And now abide faith, hope, love. . .but the greatest of these is love.”

“What?”

“I said we’re all done here . . .you can go now, love."

1 Cor 13:13 says, "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."


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david grant05/04/06
Yea for the hard of hearing, but not hard of heart!
dub W05/04/06
As a member of the hearing impaired community I must say that I enjoyed your article; I only wish that the tolerance, love and kindness of those we (the HOH) encounter were like your essay. Thanks for posting.

dub
Kenny Blade05/05/06
I was really caught by the approach you took to get the message across. Simple... Flowing... Impactful. I really enjoyed this piece.
Brandi Roberts05/07/06
I really liked this! Well done!
Helen Paynter05/07/06
very creative approach. Especially liked the salesman and the nurse - not quite so convinced that the parking attendant showed love?!
Lynda Schultz 05/08/06
Very creative approach. Well done.
Jan Ackerson 05/08/06
Very creative!
Debbie OConnor05/08/06
Very cool! I loved the way you had your characters showing love and used phrases that sound like "the greatest of these is love." Great technique, nice pictures. Well done!
Rita Garcia05/09/06
Great job showing instead of telling. A gentle reminder how we can show love to those around us.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/09/06
Wonderful message. Well written. Thanks for such a moving message.
Garnet Miller 05/09/06
How cute. God works in mysterious ways to get His point across to us. Very nice.