|Posted on 15 October, 2017 at 15:40|
Father, what a better world it would be if we learned from the poor
to be servants of Your love
Give from Your heart in us to the poor, who Your love can’t get enough of
Lord, give us open hearts to the poor
Learn from them as they come to our door
Hear the stories of their hearts
Take the time the gift of Your inner healing love to them impart
Many sad faces have I seen
The damage to the dignity of the poor from those who are ignorant, those who are mean
The destruction from those who judge the poor as being nothing
when in Your eyes they are beautiful; they are really quite something!
Father, You shape us all into the people You want us to be,
that our lives would reflect that of Jesus, the man from Galilee
The One who made the lame to walk, the blind to see not just with their eyes,
but also with their spirituality.
He who gave His life at Calvary so from all darkness we would be forever set free
Thank you for loving a sinner like me
Oh, God, how can we thank You enough for salvation’s loving gift?
For Your willingness to allow Your one and only Son to die
Love that did not pass us by
Burning love give to us for the poor in body and spirit You to us bring
Let us for them a song of love’s sweet refrain to their weary spirits sing
Father, we have so much to learn from the poor
Be willing to be taught by them what it means to care
What it means from our many blessings with them to share
The love that can be found in community
The hope of Christ that to all of us He can give
Two open hands to others because Jesus does in our spirit live
When you see a homeless person out on the street
Cold, hungry, feeling all alone, please take time to get to know their name
Be taught by that person through their story
Show that hurting soul in despair that you are there, that you care
Working together we need to learn from the poor how we can lift them out of poverty,
so that a brighter tomorrow they see, where no longer will they need to decide to
pay their rent or food or medication, because we joined together to end poverty
with an undying dedication.
Lord, please teach me, teach all of us how we can learn from the poor,
that poverty would one day be no more.
Dr. Kevin James Osborne D.D., D.Sc., Psy. D. (Cand.) is the Vice-President of Institutional and Mission Advancement for St. James the Elder University. If you would like to speak with him about becoming a student or just want someone who will pray with you, you can contact him at [email protected] You can call him at (705)316-0725. You can reach Patriarch Paul, who is President of St. James the Elder University at (904)805-6163. His email address is [email protected] Here’s the link for the school. www.stjamestheelder.org/ As a fundraiser for a church that will have a university and seminary as well as a medical and counselling centre where NO ONE will be denied care, we are offering a greatly reduced price of $2,500 for our combined Master to Doctoral Programs in Psychology and Theology. In the coming weeks, we will be introducing degree programs in Social Work. If God is tugging at your heart to study with us take a leap of faith and listen to it. You never know where it may lead.
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