The souls of many are crying my tears. Sorrow fills the heart of God’s own for they have been despised,rejected and pushed away by their own.They have been cast aside,like the leper who has no one to love them.Where is the love that Christ spoke about?What happened to ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’?
The Clock is ticking.Everyone is running back and forth,advancing their own cause.’Excuse me,my heart is desperate.I’m dying,I need help’;cries out a woman in pain.‘Somebody come to my rescue,I can’t take this anymore’;calls out a man who has tried everything.But hey,the pace at which everyone moves just numbs the people’s cry. Who will help us? Who is the Jesus we see here on earth? What happened to the church of love where it’s not about making the money,acquiring the material things and going after fame and popularity?
What happened to the church that shares both the joy and pains of its people? Where’s the church that cares for the need and well-being of God’s creation? The church that shares its bread and fish with its own? Why are we forsaken because the storms have raged up against us? Where’s the family we once found in church? Has our plea fallen on hard grounds?
Thank God for the few who make us smile again.Thank God for those without whom we probably would have been questioning the faith.
You owe us nothing church but love.But even the love,where is the love? Where’s the love we preach and teach? Where’s the church,my family?
What happened to the people with whom I could be me? She could be her.He could be him? The people wth whom we could share our failures,the struggles,the weaknesses without being condemned or looked at with scornful eyes?
Do we wait for another suicide attempt or self-induced death? Do we wait for someone to die so we can read an eulogy of good deeds and proclaim ‘they were one of us’?What more do we say than ‘It is well’?
Thank God for the strong ones who have kept the faith.But the weak,tired,worn-out ,oppressed,depressed,backslidden? Do we lose another soul with the millions already lost?
The souls of many are crying my tears. Sorrow fills the heart of God’s own for they have been despised,rejected and pushed away by their own.
What happened to church?