Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

The Apostle Paul commands “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (1 Corinthians 16:20). Throughout history, a kiss has demonstrated love and greeting. Much like a modern handshake, a kiss is still used as a common greeting in many countries. 

But it would be inappropriate to “greet one another with a kiss.” I’m sure this greeting would cause some very uncomfortable situations. However, research has indicated that we all need proper displays of affection. A proper nonsexual display of affection can be exactly what others need.

One of the best ways to truly communicate love to others is through personal presence, a warm greeting, and proper touch. Maybe you could try a pat on the back, handshake, fist-pump or simple hug. In fact, proper affection to children can make them feel secure and builds confidence and self-esteem.

This Sunday I conclude my 2018 sermon series called: Radical Generosity from 1 Corinthians. In no other letter does Paul end with a statement of his love. But it was profoundly needed in fractured Corinth. Paul had been stern with the believers, but he closed his letter by assuring them of his love. 

Too often we love others, but do not say it or display it. I encourage you to express your love for God and for others today. Join me Sunday so we can talk about expressing love.

Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

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