WHEN WE LOVE…

When we love money
We will never be satisfied,
Because that insatiable appetite
Cannot be crucified.

When we love status
And all the benefits,
Much compromise enters the soul
Where cognitive dissonance will sit.

When we love unrighteousness
It’s because we truly believe,
That our choices will not affect us
And that God won’t hear or see.

When we love materialism;
The eye will never be satisfied,
Because the shelf life will be temporary
Before new things we wish to buy.

When we love all worldly ways
Eventually we won’t have the strength to stand,
Because we’ll fall for everything and anything
With all of its demands.

But when we love kindness;
To put the needs of others first,
There will be a fountain in our dear soul
Where never we will thirst.

When we love God
And our neighbour as ourselves,
It’s where selflessness will live
And where peace and joy will dwell.

And when we love to love
Disappointed we will never be,
Because it’s where God’s beauty and goodness lives
And where all blessings we will see.

The commandments of God relate to love;
Not on achievements or success,
Because it’s the treasures of the soul
That will express the very best.

Depending on what we love
Is where our treasure it will be,
Let’s realign our heart and mind
So God’s will and plan we see.

PB 2022

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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