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


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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