Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Reaching out to the needy

Has this been a long, hard day? You probably need this.

Dear Pastor,

I walked down the busy footpath, knowing I was late for an important meeting. My eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days.

Wearing what can only be describes as rags, carrying every worldly possession in two plastic bags, my heart was touched by this person's condition.

Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them.

Recalling some long ago Sunday School admonition to "care for the sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked," I was moved by some powerful inner urge to reach out to this unfortunate person.

Yes, where some people saw only rags, I saw a hidden beauty. A small voice inside my head called out, "Reach out, reach out!"

So I did...

I won't be in church this Sunday...

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  1. Has been an extremely long hard day, and it's not even half over yet! There's this afternoon, and then tonight! I need some rags..

  2. So it's going to be some awesome, awesome collection then. Think summer! *hugs*

  3. Sigh, I wonder why I don't see this kind of sights here :-(

  4. lol
    That'll be the day!!

  5. gimme the rags! :) haha.

  6. Nice rags, can't deny it.