Let us not love in idle words,
that simply roll off our tongues
let us love in truthful actions
and deeds that are left unsung.
Let us not love with conditions,
that requires more of another
let us love in a forgiving measure
bracing and lifting up each other.
Let us not love over factors,
that causes us to clash and fight
let us love with assuring hearts
filled with joy and His delight.
Let us not love in competition,
that causes one to win or to lose
let us love with honest declarations
His truths be in the terms we choose.
Let us not love with a lofty heart,
that brings or puts another down
let us love with hope and bold faith
so others can see the truth we’ve found.
Let us love with pure, honest deeds,
so our conduct awes and inspires
another life to turn to our Lord
for that is what ~ His heart desires.
Philippians 2: 1-3
King James Version
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ,
if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded,.
having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit,
but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”
Deborah Ann Belka