The Measuring Rod

Do my words inflict wounds

On a weary burdened soul

Do my demands, my needs

Add to someone’s heavy load

Do I freely offer my opinion

But withhold a helping hand

Does my tongue tear people down

Fail to build them up

Does my speech contain truth

But lack love

Do I proclaim Christ

But fail to possess the love of the Lord

Do I know the truth of the Gospel

But refuse to let it change my heart

Am I quick to judge

But slow to love

Do I disguise pride

As concern

Does my attitude drive people away

Instead of draw them close

If 1 Corinthians 13 were the measuring rod

Would I be proven to be a Christian…by my love

Susan Bunts

August 26, 2008

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