Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Love Your Enemies

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:43-48

Love Your Enemies

On the road as the light begins
chill and dampness on the grass
anxious to be back in the same zone
your arms wrapped around me.

So easy to return to the nest
so hard to move on to the new
a place not worn by our creases
soft at the edges from our laughter.

Those who would misunderstand
those who might judge or expel
do not understand how we love
and that we love despite it all.

There is no road but the one ahead
stretching on with hope and dreams
enough love to get us back home again
and adventure to draw us together.

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