Don't hit me with your Bible!
Don’t hit me with your Bible.
Don’t smack me with your Qur’an.
What you have are Holy Scriptures,
Not a magic wand.
There are many views.
And different thoughts on many texts.
I’ll read your message,
But take note of what your heart reflects.
Don’t stab me with your Torah,
And take that eye for that eye.
Too often your sweet revenge,
Is embittered by tears that the innocent cry.
Don’t cast a spell on the infidel,
As you demean, offend, and foretell,
The visions of his torture in hell.
Surely you can better serve him well.
Don’t just commit to memory,
Scriptures as a tool,
To prove that your brother man,
Is lacking and just a fool.
Don’t become as sounding brass,
Speaking without empathy.
Don’t be the “tinkling cymbal”,
Lacking compassionate sympathy.
The smartest asked the wisest,
“What is the greatest law?”
The Wisest answered,
“Love and hold our God with awe.”
“Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love each sister and brother.
This is the LAW that I give to you,
You WILL love one another!”
Countless times it is written.
Countless times, it’s been said.
But the oceans’ waters rise,
From tears cried for the dead.
“And now abideth faith,
Hope and charity.”
But know that it is charity,
That’s the greatest of these three.
As a sister loves her brother,
As a child loves its mother,
"As I loved you,
so you too,
love one another."
Jesus and the Law:
“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with all your mind” (Deuteronomy 6:5).
“This is the greatest and first commandment.
The second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Leviticus 19:18).
There is no other law or rule to trump this commandment from Jesus.