Motivation

In the days before I knew better, whenever someone would tell me what a nice person I was, instead of giving credit where credit was due, like dry toast waiting for melted butter, I would simply soak up the compliment and pretend it was the truth. (The people telling me these things either didn’t know me very well, or didn’t live very close to me. Sigh.) These days, though, I know the truth. And that truth is that there is only one reason in my life for treating anyone well. Reblogged from my poetry blog (mybetterpoems.wordpress.com), here it is:

My Better Poems

If Christ were not my Lord today,
I’d treat you all like dirt:
I’d bulldoze people in my path,
Not caring whom I’d hurt.
Without Christ’s Judgment Seat in sight,
I’d never care for WRONG or RIGHT;
I’d never follow purity;
I’d be as mean as I could be—
BUT JESUS IS MY LORD.

If Christ were not my Lord today,
I’d scorn all thoughts of guilt:
I’d never think of wrongs I’d done,
Nor in regretting wilt.
Without Christ’s Judgment Seat in sight,
I’d never rein my tongue in tight;
I’d always fight for my own “rights”;
I’d live out hate, perfecting spite—
BUT JESUS IS MY LORD.

If Christ were not my Lord today,
I’d never think of other’s needs:
I’d do what feels good at the time,
Unhindered by religious creeds.
Without Christ’s Judgment Seat in view,
I’d do just what I want to do:
I’d slam…

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