Let us love not with vigor, or emotion, or with zest
Let us love not with impassioned words and hearts pounding in our chest
Let us love instead with sorrow and the heartbreakings of heaven,
Each added soul a brimming whole
Of halves and broken edges.
Let us love with all our purpose and our glances and our restings
Let us love with every one in world envisioned like the best
Let us love like nothing ever happened and nothing ever will;
Let us love as wide and far as the east is from the west.
Like God in Earth heals our hurts,
Let us love
Lord Jesus keep reminding me
That I am not a word;
Nay, not even a sentence
Or a collection of worried breath.
Say it to me again and again
Tell me the worth I have within
I am finding it hard to focus
When the world costs so much to be in.
Not ‘Christian’ or ‘human’ or ‘lover’ or ‘friend’,
Not ‘person’ or ‘purpose’ or ‘pathetic’ or ‘pretty’.
I am not words, I am not phrases
More so than ‘me’
I am an example of the one true King’s grace and majesty.
Access that part of you that begins to love someone despite their imperfections.
That part of you that doesn’t care if they’re sweaty or smelly or unbathed or if they give you a wet willie or lick their own toe and then try to kiss you.
Access that part of you that loves unconditionally in its own tiny, fractured, human way.
That part of you should be the forerunner of your being. Love everyone. Accept everyone with that part of you. You can do it. Go out there. Love the world.