Friday, February 28, 2020

first friday in lent

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me,
    from the words of my groaning?”  Psalm 22:1

have we forgotten
those who stand
at the side of the road,
huddling in fear, as
we speed by in our privilege?
have we turned
a deaf ear to the sobs
of parents who cannot
feed their kids a decent meal,
while we let the server
take away half-eaten dishes?
do we keep our hand
in our pockets when
given any, and every,
chance to reach out
to someone who is lonely?
O God, our God?

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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