This is from my book, Devotions for Church Communicators, but it has value for everyone so I’m sharing some excerpts on this site:
Do all you do with love or it’s just noise
If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever. (1 Cor. 13:1-3 NLT)
Words without love are just noise is Rick Warren’s commentary on these verses from one message in his 40 Days of Community. Though these words apply in every interaction we have in life, I think they are especially true in the world of church communications.
I’ve often said in my seminars that I can tell when I look at publication samples if the person who was doing them was having a grumpy day or not. People often laugh. But it really isn’t a joke.
Who we are, the mood we are in, and how much we care for the people for whom we are creating the print or digital piece comes through loud and clear in church communications.Continue Reading