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Why Don't You Practice Christ's Lov
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By James Pemberton
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Why Don’t You Practice Christ’s Love?



 



You say you’re a Christian, but must pretend.



It’s like you treat me like an enemy, not a friend.



 



You must be unhappy with how God made me.



You refuse to listen or to even be with me,



 



Something must have happened. 



You’re offended.



Whatever separates us, can’t be “amended.”



 



Was it a disagreement or an argument or two?



You’re acting the way A Christian shouldn’t do.



 



“It’s not unforgiveness,” are the words



you expressed.



Yet you avoid me like I’m an “unwanted pest.”



 



You’re not being a good example



of Christ’s behavior…



You’ve been a poor reflection of the



love of our savior.



 



God’s the one you’ll have to answer



to in heaven above.



You’ll be accountable for what you did



with God’s love.



 



Jesus’ love never disappointed me. 



You let Christ down.



Where there is much sin, God’s grace



much more abounds.



 



Will you abound in God’s grace



and his restoration too?



Or keep saying to me; “I want NOTHING



to do with YOU?”



 



By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2018



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Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2018

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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