A Life with a Purpose

Early in our marriage when we were struggled to make a living,  we saw this poem that has been our life inspiration.  When we have problems, we remind ourselves that it is a first world problem and not a third world problem. We reminded ourselves that we still had daily food, clothes and a roof over our head. Somehow, it lessened our tensions and helped us focus on those that really needed help.  We share this poem with you now.

“I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and you discussed my hunger. Thank you.

I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel in the cellar to pray for my release.

I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.

I was sick and you knelt and thanked God for your health.

I was homeless and you preached to me of the spiritual shelter of the love of God.

I was lonely and you left me alone to pray for me.

You seem so holy; so close to God.

But I’m still very hungry and lonely and cold.

Barrington Farm in Barrington, IL

4 thoughts on “A Life with a Purpose”

  1. Every one of us has said, heard or thought one of these during our Christian walk.

    Lord, humble us to stand so that others may see you, when they look at us

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