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!
“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
or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem
others better than himself.”
“He that loveth his brother
abideth in the light,
and there is none occasion
of stumbling in him.”
Copyright 2012 Revised 2018
Deborah Ann Belka