˙·٠•●♥ Do I Love My Neighbor? ♥●•٠·˙

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Do I Love My Neighbor?

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Do I love my neighbor

the one who can’t give back

or only greet my special friends

and not the ones who lack?

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Do I love the outcast

the one who sits alone

or do I cast a stone-faced glance

that cuts right to the bone?

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Do I love the sinner

who acknowledges her need of grace

or do I deny my own deeds of shame

and promptly turn away?

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Do I love Jesus

the One who saves repentant lambs?

Then I must also love

all the sons and daughters of man.

Wendy ❀ 2015

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But I tell you:

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good,

and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

If you love those who love you,

what reward will you get?

And if you greet only your brothers,

what are you doing more than others?

Do not even the pagans do that?

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 Matthew 5:44-48   

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I recently heard of a young lady

who refused to hang out with friends

unless they were dolled-up with makeup (like she was).

Wow.

Just wow.

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But then I remembered the time I shunned someone

because she wasn’t dolled-up with soap and a shower.

And I didn’t like the farm odors

emanating from her clothing.

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And I was so wrong to do that.

Thankfully, I got with God’s program shortly after,

and I warmly welcomed her

the next time we ran into each other.

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She’s a beautiful mother of a large family.

When you live on a dairy farm,

you’re bound to occasionally carry a fragrance

like that of a barn or a  manger.

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If it was good enough for the King,

then it’s more than good enough for me.

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I didn’t deserve a second chance.

But our God is the God of second chances,

while we’re still on this pasture.

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Do you love your neighbor?

I’m asking God to fill me with His Love

so that it overflows

with the good deeds of His choosing.

I want to be dolled-up with God’s unconditional love.

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Blessings of Love ~ Wendy ❀

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4 thoughts on “˙·٠•●♥ Do I Love My Neighbor? ♥●•٠·˙

  1. I’m so convicted by this, this is a beautiful reminder, and yes we can’t judge people by the outer shell it’s what lies beneath that should lead us to loving others more!!! Their hurts, needs, and our knowledge of Christ. Love you Wendy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Shazza

    • Thank you, dear Shazza. xo I’m embarrassed to admit God has needed to enroll me in “Judge Not” 101 so many times. I’m glad He’s a patient Teacher. Blessings & hugs for 2015.

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