If someone has caused them distress,
I am not the one affected;
To some extent I do confess,
That I could become infected.
For you have imposed a severe,
Enough punishment upon them;
You should become much more sincere,
Instead of trying to condemn.
So now forgive and give comfort,
Such distress just might overwhelm;
If you put not in the effort,
By supporting their inner realm.
I urge you to assure them love,
So that they do not go astray;
For the aroma from up above,
Will be leading them to obey.
If you forgive, then so will God,
Because of what was done by Christ;
In mending for curing where flawed,
With the mistakes that had enticed.
The Lord had given me a chance,
For spreading Good News to others;
So they are able to advance,
To become sisters and brothers.
But I did not have peace of mind,
You did not become a brother;
Until I finally did find,
The means to convince another.
So I must be thanking the Lord,
For the sweet smelling aroma;
The fragrance cannot be ignored,
With such a spiritual chroma.
Like a fragrance that fills the air,
Drawing you nearer to the Lord;
Life-giving fragrance He will share,
That will bring you in one accord.
We sell not any impure word,
Like many others gone and told;
For only the truth will be heard,
What I speak as being pure gold.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer