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Just a Thought.......


Rev. DaveFischer Rev. DaveFischer Since it is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a favorite poem of mine. It is by Roy Croft.

I love you, not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you, for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped up heart and passing
over all the foolish,
weak things you can’t help seeing there, and for drawing out, into the light,
all the beautiful longings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life; not a tavern, but a temple.
Out of the works of my everyday, not a reproach but a song.
I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good. And
more than any fate could have done to make me happy.
You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what being a friend means after all.
Rev. David Fischer is the Pastor at First Christian Church in Lexington

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