The greatest of all lessons I ever learned:
That the harsh regulations could (and should) all be burned
Because none of the scriptures to which we have turned
Count for anything at all without love.
The rules can just frustrate and then we all lose
The point is that we each can quite freely choose
To develop our characters like people whose
Greatest attribute was love.
Love for the needy; the lonely; the poor;
Love for the wealthy; the unhealthy; the whore;
For the faithful; the haters; the lovers and more;
Above everything else, just love.
In a world mired in agony, sickness and violence
Where compassion seems lost, how can we show defiance?
When the greatest and most damning insult is silence
Stand up and be counted and LOVE.
I borrowed the idea for the graphic from a slide shown in this morning’s church service.
I was pleased with the teaching and the encouragement to put aside prejudice and LOVE:
actively, indiscriminately and effectively.
Because that’s the most important thing of all, if not the POINT of it all. And silence – a lack
of compassion or action to make a difference, borne of love
for our fellow humans – is as big an insult
as I could think of.
And as daft, because then we all lose.
Together we’re stronger.