Wednesday, February 25, 2015


If we smiled instead of frowned
And gave each time we took
And for our questions found
Our answers in The Book

And we’d say yes to love
And we’d say no to hate
And oh, instead of guns
Imagine if we prayed

…And traded our fear
For hope and faith and trust
Imagine if Belief
Would banish doubt in us

Imagine if patience
Would calm spite's angry sea
And we would think before we speak
How wiser words would be

Imagine if we wore
Gentle humility
And filled with kindness every pore
Where greed and pride bully

Imagine we’d forgive
Each bitter grudge with grace
Wouldn’t this world where we live
Be such a better place?

© Janet Martin

 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the LORD has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

— Colossians 3:12-14 

Can you imagine the love that would pour forth from each day if these verses were put on as you put on your clothes in the morning? That's what Kara asks us to pause and ponder...


  1. What a beautiful pairing of your poem thoughts and putting on the verses as clothes - I'm imagining words of trust and belief and Love draping over me in tandem with today's cardigan!

  2. Thank-you Cyndy!
    Me too! The thought of putting on love has challenged and reminded me on more than one occasion today! Love is patient, love is kind...


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