The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege. (Charles Kuralt, late American journalist)

During the recent holiday season, many of us enjoyed the extended time with family and friends. And, as Kuralt has said, we realize that those relationships are so much more valuable than the gifts we may have received for Christmas. Some of those gifts have already been damaged or lost their original value. But, friendships and love continues.

Love never fails. . . . And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:3, 18).