Feb 5, 2021 || Daily Thought & Prayer
Rare is unselfish sympathy
That reaches out in empathy
Another’s tears to make our own
When others’ burdens make us groan
Rich elite who are waited upon
Oblivious to poor and broken
Blind to harsh reality stark
Under chandeliers play in the dark
Can we feel for those bereaved
If we ourselves have never grieved?
Or understand those down dejected
If we ourselves were not rejected?
Hollow words are empty tribute
No place for weak, poor, destitute
Standing by can we not care
When child’s ribs are laid bare?
Value now what sorrows bring
Learn to heal from words that sting
See how love and faith will lift
Compassion and courage as a gift
O Lord my life is nothing but blessing gifts from thee. Those times when I felt abandoned and lost, you found me and raised my spirits. When I felt besieged you rescued me. When I grieved you showed me how to be feel for others. When the journey was tough you gave me courage. Grant that war yields to compassion.