mamabishop.blogspot.com|By Carol Gallagher
Do you see the broken man
with his hands raised
is he asking your help or deep in prayer?
Do you see the woman who is so bent over?
What do you see as you walk along?
The rain filled the rivers up again
the brook sings praises and the sky dances
water overflowing and sunlight dappled
we are warm and fed but do we see the kingdom?
The city streets teem with people
some rejoicing, some crying some aching
we do not see the kingdom among us
we are too wrapped up in our own importance.
What do you see when you go forth today?
See the hope in the father’s eyes,
the child’s hand
the sweet giggle in the grandmother throat
the possibility of being whole, being fed.
Bishop Carol Gallagher