Part of the sermon text today was 2 Corinthians 3:2-3, and it immediately grabbed me. This is what started running through my head as I listened to these words.
What letter am I writing on the hearts around me?
I can write a masterpiece in pen and ink – look here at these words…
But what do they mean?
Absolutely nothing unless you see my heart,
Unless they way I love you speaks that same masterpiece to your heart.
Oh, what I would give to erase the sharp things I carved into your heart –
Words my temper and pride etched in harsh lines,
Things my neglect scratched into your beautiful prose.
May the grace and love of Christ that more often flows through me
Cover those errant marks
And write love
And peace and joy as my letter – my poem – upon your heart.