think of them

When you locked your front door tonight

Did you think of them who have no doors?

When you served up your dinner tonight

Did you think of them who have no dinner?

When you sat beside your fire

Did you think of them who have no warmth?

When you said good morning to you family

Did you think of them who have no family?

When you finally sat after a hard day at work

Did you think of them who have no work?

When you burst out in laughter today

Did you think of them who have no laughter in their soul?

Think of them

Act for them

For the suffering of them

Is the suffering of us all.

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2 thoughts on “think of them

  1. Leesa, this is especially appropriate for those who are entering Holy Week. I know that, as a follower of Jesus, my “mission” this Lent was to consider what others may lack before I partook of anything positive, whether it be food, time with friends (when there are so many friendless, mentally unstable, and other folks), or even a simple glass of clean water.

    Thank you for this reminder to count our blessings – and then go out and make the world better by not simply thinking, but acting out of our meditations. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/labyrinth-day-16/

  2. Unfortunately for me, images and stories like this are with me always… Sometimes, I look at my 3 year old and images float in front of me, of little wrecked children in rags, or naked, starving, dying… makes me feel grateful for me son, makes me feel terrible for humanity.

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