Love like a River

                                       Yangtze River

My Lord is the source of Love; I the river’s course.
Let God’s love flow through me.  I will not obstruct it.
Irrigation ditches can water but a portion of the field;
the Great Yangtze River can water a thousand acres.
Expand my heart, O Lord, that I may love yet more people.
The waters of love can cover vast tracts,
nothing will be lost to me.
The greater the outward flow, the greater the returning tide.
If I am not linked to Love’s source, I will dry up.
If I dam the waters of Love, they will stagnate.
Can I compare my heart with the boundless seas?
But abandon not the measure of my heart, O Lord.
Let the waves of your love still billow there!

Wang Weifan, 1927-2015, Professor at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, China

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Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

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