Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's almost too late for some, it is....


"On The Turning Away"

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away"
It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud
On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night
No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

We need to start really looking, seeing, touching, caring for each other 

for at any moment it truly could be you.  

Even when you are going through your suffering when someone reaches for you you need to reach for them. 
Just a touch can make all the difference.
 I am sick of seeing the turning away.  
I see it in our youth.  
Like today in Junior highers,
 not appreciating a sweet story about an animal.
Literally rolling their eyes.
Like when I told i have a friend but no way to reach them,
and they never reach out to me
When a half of our government can overlook a gender
and really think it's ok that we females deserve to get less pay then men.
That soldiers who are ready to fight or have fought for our country do not have a job or a home to live in or pride in their service.  
We can not turn from our hungry.
Judging who is deserved of care, what creature it big enough to save, when do we let it die without care and with callous disregard.
It is not a judging contest of who is hurting more or needs more attention.  Some wear it on their sleeve, some never show it. You may never know where you kindness will lead. That is not for you to worry about. Kindness is to be given without a receipt for return. I don't expect my hours spent in the ER back when I spent them with a friend a few days ago. I wanted to be there for every moment she needed me. I wanted to be there for her for as long as she needed me. I never once considered turning away. K~


Bobbi said...

We are interviewing pastors for our church now that my friends have moved to Canada. One of the guys said that he believed in 3 meaningful relationships with your church family a week: 1 large group gathering for teaching/etc; 1 small group gathering; 1 serving experience. I am trying to model my week-to-week life after this, in order to catch those who might fall thru the cracks. Lord, let us be the ones who NOTICE. Love you, Kirst.

K~ said...

Yes it is odd where you hear God speaking to you. But this song has always seemed louder in my head than others. It has always said to me EVERYONE is a person and equal in Gods eyes we are NOT here to judge. If we have more of anything we are to share, give, help. It doesn't matter where we are at we still need to do this. And as for Gods creatures they are here to fill a need of ours but we need to take care of them as precious gifts. Because that is what they are precious gifts from God.
If we keep turning away and ignoring, it will be not only too late for us but for all of us.