Saturday, January 14, 2012
Hands and Feet
Somehow, we failed this man. He felt alone, with no place to turn. Looking back I can see that he gave numerous hints that he was in trouble. He had talked to others in the community as well. None of us picked up on his despair.
I wish we had.
This whole thing has got me really praying and meditating upon some poignant questions:
What if we stopped looking at ourselves and began looking at others instead? What if we really heard their pleas for help, silent as they might seem at the time? What if we threw away our toys and spent our time with people, investing in people, giving to people?
And here's the real question: What if we took Jesus seriously and became His hands and feet? (Matthew 25)