Saints United In His Love
"A new commandment I give to you, that
you love one another; even as I have loved
you, that you also love one another. By this
all men will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another."1
"For this reason I bow my knees before
the Father, from whom every family in heaven
and on earth is named, that according to
the riches of his glory he may grant you
to be strengthened with might through his
Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ
may dwell in your hearts through faith; that
you, being rooted and grounded in love, may
have power to comprehend with all the saints
what is the breadth and length and height
and depth, and to know the love of Christ
which surpasses knowledge, that you may be
filled with all the fullness of God."
Communion of Hearts
The bridge of Christ joins heart to heart;
Through this channel, His Life will
Though frail and weak, we keep apart;
Above our faults, His Love will show.
When we are gathered in His Name,
He dwells between us: Heart to heart.
In our weakness, we are the same --
Fraternal love He will impart.
Our hearts are joined to those risen;
They've gone before to light the way.
Their hearts are temples of heaven:
The Triune God's eternal stay.
We love each other with His Love.
He reigns our hearts through our rebirth.
In communion with hearts above,
His kingdom comes: heaven joins earth!
Eternally, our hearts pursue:
"Love each other as I love you".
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
70. John 13: 34-35
71. Ephesians 3:14-19