Years ago, when I was over the Literary Department at a church we attended, I had the privilege to get close to some really great folks. We all had our own different styles of writing, but we were all in one purpose…to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On Thursday evenings, we would have a time of sharing our poetry, dance, song, and plays for the congregation.
The following is a poem from one of our productions. This author was not only a member of the Literary Department, but she was also my son’s teacher in the Learning Center the church had. She was all about love…love yourself, love your neighbor, love your pets, love your friends, love your enemies…but most of all, love the Lord your God! Here’s her take on Tina Turners’, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”-anita
Your mean looks!
Your back-stabbing words!
Your bold-faced lies…
Disrespecting me, and yourself!
WHAT DOES LOVE HAVE TO DO WITH IT?
Answer me now…Answer me quick!
Stir up this knowlege of love inside!
Love shows acts of kindness
Love is forgiving
Love doesn’t keep accounts of wrong doing!
Love is gentle
Love is self-control
Love is joy
Love is peace
Love is patient
Love is longsuffering
LOVE IS GOD!
So…What does love have to do with it?
By: Dianne Eddings