Love

Poems Vernon L. Harper

God is Love.
If God is not present
then Love is not present.
If God is not honored
then Love is not honored.
You cannot express Love through sin
any more than you can express God through sin.
 
Love is an attribute
not an emotion.
Love flows from the spirit of God
through our spirits
and is expressed by our soul.
To express Love
is to express God.
Love is not emotional feeling.
A mother can feel,
anger, fear, joy, happiness, disappointment
and more for her child
and never have her Love change.
Love is something other than feeling.
Love is an attribute
not an emotion.
 
You can always see if there is Love.
If there is no respect
then there is no Love.
When we substitute Love with emotion
then emotion substitutes respect with fear
and or admiration.
Fear and admiration are based on feelings.
Respect is given with Love.
Fear and admiration, you have to earn
and is felt by the one who makes you earn it.
Respect is given when Love is given
and is separate from any feelings.
Fear and admiration are based on the worthiness of the receiver.
Respect is based on the worthiness of the giver.
If you are respected, then you are held
in high esteem through Love.
If you are not respected, then you have
to earn fear and or admiration through emotion.
This is how you can see if there is true Love,
if there is no respect then there is no Love,
just emotion.
 
If we walk in the spirit and not the flesh
then we walk in Love and not emotions.
If we do not walk in God, then we do not walk in Love.
If we say, “I Love you,” and do not walk in God then we lie.
If we do not walk in God, we tell the truth when we say
I emotion you.
 
Brothers and Sisters
Seek the Love of God.
 

From  the book Christian Poems and Other Radical Explorations 


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