Saturday, February 14, 2009

2 Timothy 4:1-8


Love is not blind. Love is bound. Love is
Bound up in a letter from a prisoner
To one who'll carry on when he is gone.
Love is not blind on the backslope of life:
Love is bound on a life's mission from God.
Love is not blind to suffering; its generosity
Knows no bounds.
Love is not blind to hurts received. Love is
Bound to forgive, and forgive, and forgive.
Love pours itself out as an offering; love
Is blood shed for sacrifice.
Love wears a crown, but love is bound
To serve and not be served. Love is
Bound up in rings on interlocking fingers.
Love is bound on the side of the truth.
Love is bounded by faith and hope,
But God's love breaks down boundaries.
Love is bound over to the One who was
Bound hand and foot, and led away to death.
Love is bound for glory on the last day, for
Love longs for the Bridegroom's return,
And the blinding radiance of the Bride.
May love abound from this day forward and forever
And bind us together, one.

Matthew L. Brown
Love is not blind; that is the last thing that it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.
G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1908)

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