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Love others

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Please help us
To love others
As they are, Lord –
Not as we wish, in vain,
For them to be.

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When you look

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

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When you look
Into an infant’s face,
See Jesus;

When you look
Into a neighbour’s face,
See Christ.

When you look
Into a workmate’s face,
See Jesus;

When you look
Into a stranger’s face,
See Christ.

When you look
Into a rival’s face,
See Jesus;

When you look
Into a mirror, friend,
See Christ.

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I can love you

Lord,

I can love you
Only to the extent
That I love others;

And I can love others
Only to the extent
That I love you.

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You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

You, too, must show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

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I cannot love my mother

Honour your father and mother (Exodus 20:12; NLT).

Love your neighbour (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2; NIV).

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Lord,

I cannot love my mother
As a parent,
Because of her
Emotional abuse.

Nor can I ever love her
As a neighbour,
For we cannot agree
A basic truce.

I cannot even love her
As a foe, Lord,
Though you’d think that would be
Just what I could do.

So instead, I try to love her
As a stranger,
And as if that stranger, Lord my God,
Is you.

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Seek God

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

 

Sisters and brothers,
Let us seek God

Within and beyond
Ourselves –

In our souls,
And in those we love;

In strangers,
And in enemies;

In the natural world,
And in every living creature –

For if we keep on seeking,
We will find.

 

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Perfect love

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

You, too, must show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

 

Lord,
Please fill me
From top to toe
With your perfect love,
So I can love
Everyone I meet –
Without exception.

 

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Holy Father

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:43-4; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NIV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

 

Holy Father,
Sacred Mother,
Blesséd Sister,
Dearest Brother,

Hallowed Stranger,
Precious Foe –
May we love you
As we grow.

Cherished Daughter,
Treasured Son,
We are all
God’s precious One.

Valued Neighbour,
Dearest Friend –
May we love you
Till life’s end.

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