You should know the intentions that motivate
These things I've been trying to say.
When your attention I did captivate,
I said it's for you that I pray.
I heard you got mad and were somewhat annoyed
To hear about needing salvation.
But I don't want to see your soul be destroyed,
Nor witness your lifelong damnation.
I truly don't wish to condemn you to hell,
Nor to jam my faith down your throat.
But this is a truth that I simply must tell,
Which is why I did write you that note.
I apologize if too forceful I seemed,
But I still hold to all that I said.
The hope of a life that can be redeemed
Must be shared with the spiritually dead.
If I cared not for you, then I'd not take the chance
To share with you all that I share.
But the reason I take this evangelist stance
Is that God and I truly do care.
To see you in darkness brings me great pain.
His salvation you need to receive.
Since I care, from these words I will not refrain:
I look forward to the day you believe.
Now this school year of ours has come to an end;
As for meeting again, I'm perplexed.
But I do plan to see you at some point, my friend—
In this life and, I pray, in the next.