Today we reflect a bit on Truth and Love
Is there one of the two that you hold above?
Is the first harsh, and the second just being kind?
Truth something of the past better left behind?
The world says to affirm its absolute nature we must hush.
Leave each to their own views, a relative bunch of mush.
Instead, 3rd John instructs that love through truth will shine
Hospitality in action the key, yours more important than mine.
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These attributes we must know
First, the elder for this church indeed does care and pray
Encouragement and exhortation not afraid to say
Next, Gaius, one who embodies truth and love in unity
Walking with integrity, providing for others at every opportunity
Sadly, Diotrophes, hospitality, he will not embrace
But only for himself he desires first place
Demetrius simply thrives in doing good,
Good, as God defines, often not well understood
Closing with affection and a since desire to see
Face to Face and bless with peace this family.
Pastor Darol Timberlake