Saturday, January 29, 2011
The Real Message
He walked into the chapel
Ebony among so much ivory
He sat alone, and that bothered me
I was getting ready to suggest
that my husband leave our family
to befriend this man sitting alone.
The congregation prayed together.
When I opened my eyes, a tiny towhead
had made his way to our new friend's row
and greeted him
far better than any of us could have.
The little boy reached for his face, wanting to touch
and be touched by this man
Who turned back to the toddler's mother as if to say
"Is this okay?"
Then scooped him up and had a buddy for the rest of the service.
There they sat
Dark and light
Old and young
Unaware of any differences,
One because of his innocence; the other because of his wisdom.
I did not hear one word the pastor said; the real message was
right before my eyes,
impossible to ignore.
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Posted by Amy Larson at 11:35 AM