How We See Things

Silhouette

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.


Viewing Things in the Light

We often view in silhouette
Those whom we only think that we know
Backlit by our own dark perceptions
We are quick to let prejudice grow

We let emotions drive our decisions
We let jealousy call all the shots
We are quick to jump to conclusions
We don’t take time to connect all of the dots

So in the end we are wrong in our assessments
We are name-calling before we shake hands
Could we all just pause for a moment
To understand where they actually stand

We might even find that we learn something
Or discover an ally or friend
We might come to a better conclusion
We might even find that we could win

So we lift up our voices in prayer
And call out for help from above
Help us not view others with doubt or suspicion
Help us view only in the light of Your love

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Help us to see the world through eyes of love. Let us not become jaded or full of mistrust
May we live our lives trusting in You and never doubting the doctrine of love.

Thank You!

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