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Isn't Hate Awful?
by Lew Duffey

Monday, July 31, 2006
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Hate is easy to learn. Love takes more energy but in the long run, it is our own salvation.

Isn’t Hate Awful?


Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments in two great and equal parts

“Love the Lord Thy God with thy soul and also with all thy heart.

And love thy neighbor as you love yourself,” he said.

We too many times forget these words and choose to hate instead.

We find it easy to hate another because of the color of his skin

We find that we can look down upon a man who does not share in our religion.

What we often fail to see and What Jesus wants us to learn

Is that we are all works in progress Salvation is not ours to earn.

We simply accept his gift of life and we’ll find he has planted a seed

That will replace all resentment and hatred with true love to meet our need.

Hate will stand there in our way, a high impassible wall.

So high we will not see God's love for the wall will grow too tall.

The happy point to make about this horrible hateful spell

Is that it is easily drowned with water from Jesus Christ’s eternal well.

It means we can fill the void of hate with loves eternal glow.

He plants the seed he only asks you and I to work the soil until that love will grow.

Remember that the seed was planted by our God and his great love.

Remember this and you will someday meet with him in the glorious Heaven above.

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Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 8/1/2006
Excellent poem, Lew. But as long as Satan the deceiver is about, man will continue to make wrong choices, preferring to ignore Jesus' directive to "Love one another as I have loved you". Pity! Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 7/31/2006
Look at failed marriages - look at failed relations - look at fathers and mothers who dump their children as so much trash - and children who do that to their parents or siblings -You will see that they know not what love is. It is giving and asking for nothing in return. That is only one small part.It is in making sacrifices for another or others. The love of God is the same. We can't say we love God if we sin, kill,steal,commit adultry,hurt others good name, curse,harm our selves in any way or others for that matter. MORE flower
Reviewed by Tarek Hassan 7/31/2006
yes hate is awful
unknown to the perpetrator it is destroying him/her even as it is hurting and harming the victim.

Wonderful vision and lovely comments thank you


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