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Instead of Loving Me as Christ Does
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By James Pemberton
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Instead Of Loving Me As Christ Does…


Instead of stopping by, and thinking of me…

You walked away and thought the worst of me!


Instead of taking the time to ask;

 “Is anything wrong?”

You got upset and told me;

“I don’t belong!”


Instead of spending time with me in prayer…

You “brushed me off.”  And didn’t even care!


Instead of extending God’s

mercy and grace…

You “smeared my name” all over the place!


Instead of being Christ example

as you pretend to be…

You made up your mind to

“have nothing to do with me!”


What if Christ treated others the way you do?”

Would there being any meaning

 in HIS words; “I love you?”


What if, for just a brief moment in time…

Christ chose to be angry, rude and unkind?


Are you willing to be Christ’ example?

Is his love in you?

Can I find a “sample?”


What if we treated others

 the way Christ does?

Knowing that it’s all of us,

 who Christ truly loves!


May this be a wake up call

and a reminder!

We need to love as Christ does!  

And be kinder!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2012

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Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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