A Few more Love-Hymns...
It would kill joy; All the anger,
Criticism, blame’s push-shove
It would kill cheer; hostile slander,
Slights of love misunderstood
It would get the best
Of wonder but for
It would kill peace; pride’s cold
shoulder, Spite’s insensitivity.
but for this; these are no
match for God’s love
© Janet Martin
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?
Even sinners love those who love them.
33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you?
Even sinners do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment,
what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.
35But love your enemies, do good to them,
and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.
Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High,
because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.