3rd book of the Endurance series

Awaken your spirit


The minister stood behind the podium preaching boldly, with his large aged brown leather bible open in his secure and steady hand, he looked proudly at Cora and Nelson who faced each other clasping hands and gazing intently into each other eyes.

“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but not have love…. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all the mysteries and knowledge, but not have love…If I have faith so strong to move mountains, but not have love…I AM NOTHING,”  he paused for a moment as everyone began to feel his words. They’re spirits being awakened inside of them.

“And if I should give all that I own to feed the poor, and give my body to be burned, but not have love…I gain nothing,” he continued. “Love knows endurance, it is kind; Love has no desire for envy; Love can care less about vanity, It’s not boastful, It flows perfectly, spreading to all without prejudice… It is not forced, it does not keep track of wrongs or gain happiness in wickedness, but blossoms in the truth,” he paused a moment, his words still echoed throughout the mansion.

Amens and Hallelujahs could be heard in the background.  Cora and Nelson could feel the intense positive energy and love for them coming from the pastor. It was overwhelming, moving them to tears.

“Love supports all things, believes all things, hope in all things, endures all things. Love NEVER fails,”
he said again before falling silent once more. He looked directly over at David Pennington.
“But if there are prophecies, they shall be done away,” David stood and glared at the pastor, he opened his mouth to protest, but the Pastor overpowered him by speaking louder and more intensely saying. “If there be tongues, they shall CEASE!” and with that David lost his voice and his mouth clamped shut. Dumbfounded he fell back into his seat.  The pastor now fixed his gaze on Leslie and Jamal Koroma. “If there be knowledge, it shall be done away. We do not fully know, knowledge and our prophesy is incomplete, but when that which is perfect come…God the Father…the Love that God has bestowed on all of us, that which is incomplete shall be done away with…When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I am a man…I have put away my childish things…Now we see clearly, our knowledge is not complete, but when that which is perfect shall come, we will know fully, just how we have been fully known…But, for now have faith, have hope, have love. But, remember the most vital of these three is love.”

  1. Scathe meic Beorh

    I think you could do much more with this story, and make it a beautiful piece of Horror literature. I love your message and your ‘true pastor’ character. Take my challenge? First I recommend that you read “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Hawthorne.

    • Thank you for the advise and I will look into the minister’s veil. Spirit is apart of the endurance series and the root of the book is spiritual warfare. Now I have been told some parts I write are freaky. It’s not my intention but spiritual warfare is a freaky topic. I have thought of writing a horror novel just not sure yet. Thank you again for leaving me some feed back I appreciate it. This book is already published, but I like what your saying.

  2. Scathe meic Beorh

    And she has a sense of humor as well! “I will look into the minister’s veil.”

    If you want freaky Christian writing, take a look at mine. Or, better yet, look into the Old Testament. Not for a second would I allow modern-day sentiments and weird ideas of what Christianity is supposed to look like and sound like disturb the vision the Lord gave me. Have a look at The Idea of the Holy by Rudolf Otto if you’re not familiar with irrational (via negativa) theology. I think it will help build a foundation for you to go places with your work you would have never gone because it maybe seemed “too spooky” or “freaky.”

  3. Well i want my reader to still be able to sleep at night lol. However, I do love to do research. 🙂 I’m looking up minister’s veil now it’s on Amazon right?

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