A Genuine Imitation

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A Genuine Imitation

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