May 12, 2005
I havenít sent what Iíve discerned before...
and you may prefer that I donít;
But, because I love you, Iím taking that risk
and asking that you, please, wonít...
throw this away, before you pray;
Instead, ask our Father what He has to say.
Because, you know Heís going to say something
and I really would like to hear...
whatever it is, Heís saying to you;
From His mouth to all of our ears.
Itís nothing short of a travesty,
when friends have separated,
to think only one needs fruits of repentance;
This lets me know: Youíve been baited!
Donít forget, this took place in my home,
shortly after Jim died;
Each one demanded ďfruits of repentanceĒ,
so they would feel justified.
I suspect, had there not been a funeral,
where you had to be face to face,
This really wouldnít have happened at all...
All these things that youíve tried to erase.
How many funerals will we have to attend,
before forgiveness can re-instate friends?
So, the thing that Iíve always wondered about,
as weíve all gone through many years,
Whenís your turn coming? What has God said...
about raising this friendship (once there) from the dead?
Have you, like Pilate, washed your hands, in a form,
It didnít work for him and it wonít work for you;
Freedomís maturity demands that you do...
exactly all that Jesus taught, if you want forgiveness too.
Iím not asking for me; Iím asking for you;
Your un-forgiveness has come into view;
When Satan comes with that stake in hand;
He has the right to stand on your land.
Thereís only one way to drive him out:
Address every issue he talked about;
Thus, come to conclusions that will set you free...
to go on in His love and His unity.
Twenty years is a long time to push discernment aside;
But I had some growing to do;
I hope youíll receive this with the love thatís intended;
I care very much about you.