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November 21, 2002


that is not love what you call love, accepting

of all who come in their need before you,

it has a far more evil source than

the Creator of all good things

wherein the light of truth to seek the best,

is perverted to accept the worst

to becomes a tool in darkness lie

with smiling faces and gracious words

and tolerant of all who come

seeking not to change but to encourage

what holiness proclaims is sin


true love is not self-seeking

it has a higher value for truth

than it does for peace and comfort

it is willing to sacrifice itself

that its object may be saved

knowing a present judgment

regardless of the cost

could prevent final condemnation

unwilling to accept the easy way

it leads to one that is higher


That is not Love what You call Love
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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