To Learn To Love

Based in part on Colossian 3:13:

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To Learn To Love
by Michael Doyle

Bearing as we do with each other
Learning daily to forgive and love one another
It is always the greatest of love's expression
And the hardest to do in my humble impression

It's a struggle isn't it, as we stumble
Being let down as we sometimes fumble
Still messing up through all of our years
Growing in the image of Christ through my tears

Jesus forgives me despite my blindness
Tenderhearted, I reach out in kindness
Forgiving beyond the act of apology
My heart holds this as part of my theology

Intentional in my letting go of anger and hurt
Not playing it down as if it were inert
No excuses needed in our outbreak of honesty
My heart holds this too as part of my theology

Time heals all wounds when taken in action
Actively deciding on the high road's own satisfaction
Never being done with each other despite our sin
Not forgetting, but forgiving and loving yet again

Seeking only our total reconciliation
I live my life letting go of condemnation
Forgiving myself and others for things gone wrong
It's not a feeling but the knowledge that we all belong

Together on the path of being our Father's family
The healing in this is part of my theology
It is there in taking and making this faithful choice
That I find the healthiness returned to full voice

God has forgiven both you and me
For more than than your words against my dignity
The power shown is provided for my capacity
To let go of hurt and dwell with righteous sincerity

Keeping this in mind, I let all wrongs go
Increasing as it were the strength of God's flow
All of this brings new possibility born again
One step closer to living beyond our past sins

Doing all that I can to live in peace with everyone
Not letting evil conquer the good works once begun
We are most like God when we earnestly forgive
And being like God is to learn to once again truly live

(c) July 12, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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