After John 13:31-35
I told the children I would be here,
here if only a little longer, and
when I leave, I must leave alone;
the children cannot follow, they
cannot come with me now,
on this journey I take,
this final walk.
They will stay, but with purpose,
the purpose a simple one, really,
the purpose of loving one another.
This is how people will know,
how people will know them,
will know you:
they will see the love you bear
for one another, the same love
I have born, and bear, for you.
Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.