Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Mark

We are not defined by
our children's educations
our chosen vocations
whether or not the veggies in our ice boxes are pesticide-free and locally grown.

We are not defined by
the sizes of our families
the denominations of our churches
whether or not a seam runs from ankle to ankle on our clothes.

We are not defined by
the versions of our Bibles
the styles of our hair
whether or not we nursed or delivered our babies at home.

Jesus said, "by this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another," John 13:35.

May God and my sisters forgive my impertinence, my self-righteousness, and my lack of love for those who bear His image, not mine!

1 comment:

Monica said...

Well stated, my friend.