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Love Thy Neighbor

by Mark Spencer © 2009

Love thy neighbor is God's great command.
It is a law that few understand.
It's something we speak,
but seldom we seek.
We're stingy when we offer our hand.

If we disagree on politics.
We will show our love with stones and sticks.
And if they're unvaxed,
We hope they get axed,
As we trade our sticks and stones for bricks.

The great commandments shine like a light.
The Lord's holy beacon in the night.
They can save us all,
If we heed their call,
And try to learn what's wrong, and what's right.

A love less than this, is just a lie.
It soars like a bird that cannot fly.
Every wall you build,
Leaves love unfulfilled,
A truth you cannot change, once you die.

For as you've loved the least of His flock,
Unseen faces up and down your block;
The way you loved them,
Is how you love Him.
Like love built on sand, instead of rock.

So hear His call before it's too late,
Understand, this lesson cannot wait.
Love's ultimate goal,
Will redeem the soul,
When we meet our neighbor at the gate.

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