If there be in Christ thus any consolation,
Or if any comfort of love as a motivation;
From the Holy Spirit having a fellowship,
Or spreading the Word in an apostleship;
Fill with the Joy of God to think the same,
Professing the love of God in His name;
In being of one mind and of one accord,
That Christ being both Savior and Lord;
Let nothing be boasted or done in strife,
But in humbleness of mind giving new life;
Look not just at yourself but also others,
Be interested in problems of your brothers.
Christians take interest in not them alone,
Also in compassion of others who atone;
In helping each other is what God expects,
What happens to one, in others it affects;
The warmth from His love begins to flow,
When your love and compassion does show;
Not one of us is better than all the rest,
For you must serve others for to be blest.
Richard Newton Sherrer
Copyright 2004 Richard Newton Sherrer
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