Lent 2017: Social Blindness

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We are called to serve,
To be of use in society
And bring Christ to others.
We may be
The only Christ that people see,
Social blindness
Inhibits human kindness.

Become more socially aware,
Learn to share,
Share your voice, your hands, your time,
Look around, use your eyes:
Have patience with the lonely lady at the till,
Speak to the old man ambling up the hill.
Smile at the group of bored teenagers,
Pass the time of day with them,
They’re not a different species
Just ‘cos they wear hoodies.
Speak to the homeless by the shop door
Offer kind words to warm their bedroom floor

It could be you or I
Who needs a stranger’s touch,
Is it really so hard
To offer human kindness,
To realign life’s compass?
Be kind,
Not blind.

Copyright wordz2Go March 2017
Luke 6:31 ‘Treat other people as you would like them to treat you.’

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