Planting Fields Of Love

"Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love…This is the commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother." (1)

Put Love

Put love where there is selfishness;
A closed-in heart responds in kind,
When it is shown some small kindness --
In ev'ry heart, there's love to find.

Put love where God is pushed aside;
A blinded heart may see the light:
That God is love -- truth will collide
And scatter darkness -- yielding sight.

Put love where love has been misled;
In your service, show them the way:
That love gives of itself instead
Of seeking love returned as pay.

Put love where there's anxiety;
A worried heart may find it's peace.
Love brings a new tranquility:
A placid lake without a crease.

Put love where there's indifference;
A lukewarm heart may feel the flame
Of love melting its self-pretense:
Those touched by love are ne'er the same.

For love is reaped from where it's sewn
If love is planted, field on field,
The kingdom of heaven is grown:
One-hundredfold -- an awesome yield!

(c) Paul Buis, 2002

1.1 John 4:7,8,21