The Real Thing

Posted: July 18, 2010 in poetry
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1 Corinthians 13 is not talking about a facade of love, a fake love, an inconsistent love that we put on and take off when it is convenient for us. This passage is talking about the Real Thing…

The thing that lasts and never comes off.

The thing that doesn’t smile and then scoff.

The thing you can count on.

That you can rely on.

The thing that doesn’t go away when times get tough.

The thing that doesn’t shut down when you call it’s bluff.

The thing that lasts longer than a kiss or caress.

That doesn’t just desire to get under that dress.

The thing that doesn’t allow life to become a mess.

And doesn’t lie and cause all that damn distress.

The thing that is patient and kind,

And doesn’t mess with your mind.

The thing that doesn’t envy or boast,

Or burn your heart like whole wheat toast.

It’s not arrogant or rude,

Or insists in its own attitude.

The thing that is not irritable or resentful,

Or rejoices in all things that are evil.

But rejoices in the Truth,

The honest, the naked, the unvarnished Truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends,

but that all depends.

If the love your talking about is Him!

That thing is Love with a capital L,

for Love and for Lord yeah you can tell!

It’s him!

Church, wake up!

Grab your second cup.

Can you hear what I’m displaying?

Get on your knees and start praying.

Ask Him to teach you the way.

To show you how to speak, what to say.

I’m talking about you,

and me,

and we.

Look in the Mirror.

And be the Hearer.

Love is first of all an action, an unconditional commitment, a promise that is never broken.

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