What measure do others use
when deciding how much to give me?
How do they know how much to pour—
to hold love back or let love heap.
Do I let love abundantly spill
or scrape the excess and hoard.
Do I generously give from the till—
or remeasure, lest they get more.
The truth can fully hurt
and an empty lap can weep—
when the measure given away
is exactly, what comes back to me.
by Patty Perkins
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measures, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”*
*The One Year Bible, March 24, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.
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