We have corrupted love.
Previously a weightless ray of sun,
we have tied it to an anchor
and drowned it in the sea.
We have taken a word as strong as iron,
heated it with the fire of our indifference
and twisted it until it broke
not useable for much.
We love Starbucks
and our hipster clothes.
We love driving fast in cars.
When did love start applying to
And why do we have such a shocked reaction
when God says love
See we in our simplicity have taken
four Greek words and translated them as one.
But God had a single intention
when He sent his son
No, it’s not a new flavour of smoothie
is a little foreign.
A little out of place on my lips
and a little startling
to the ears.
This is the love that we have lost
in the shadows of a world that is drowning itself
because it won’t let go of an
comes with no terms and conditions
because we all know
nobody reads them.
and found the loophole.
can’t be discontinued because
eternity will always be in style.
doesn’t watch us be carried away downstream
and throw a paddle.
He jumps in
and pulls us out because
he’s not afraid of ruining his hair.
doesn’t cheer us on from the sidelines.
He will run every uphill mile
and piggyback you when you twist your ankle
or get a cramp
in your motivation.
Because He is Agape
And Agape is not a love that is stagnant
It doesn’t have an ending
Agape is a love
in the business of sending
to find more people to Agape.
Agape asks for nothing in return.
Agape will give you it’s jacket in the rain.
Agape and love are not the same thing.
But we don’t use the word Agape.
Someone was too tired
and accidently spelt it
But we are children
learning by example.
I will start liking Starbucks
but loving people.
I will stop expecting an “I love you too”
I will reclaim the word “love”
Because language is defined by the people who use it
I like to get my meaning across,
use precise diction.
So I will use action
to remove ambiguity from my words.
I will make
love mean Agape.
I will pull you out from the depths
and into the sunlight
And I want to be the dictionary
He gives you to define it.