Did you see the beggar on the street?
No, I was reading.
He had no shoes; his feet were bleeding.
Did you see the child on the corner over there?
No, I was praying.
His lips were cracked and dry; I couldn’t hear what he was saying.
Did you see the mother with her child in her arms?
No, I was reading the Bible.
They were on a donkey; they came out of that stable.
Did you see that man dragged along by police?
No I was preaching.
They hung him on a cross; because of his teaching.
Did you see the sick woman, the hungry man, the prisoner?
No, I was looking for Jesus.
“Whatever you do or fail to do for the least of these….”*
(A meditation on the previous post, “Beggars on the street: to give or not to give“)
- Beggars on the street: to give or not to give (wonderingpreacher.wordpress.com)