Consider This

In a world of indifference
In a world constantly at war
Consider living in peace
And striving for more
Consider our neighbors who are starving
Watch as they are dying every day
And consider becoming more involved
Before you sit on your knees to pray
Consider a world with more freedom
Consider another’s point of view
And while you are pointing a finger at them
Know that God is watching you too
Consider how it would feel to be battered
Made to be a spectacle in your own home
Consider what it’s like living in fear
So bad that you always feel alone
Consider what it’s like to be homeless
With no hope in sight
Losing the sight of your dreams
What would you think about at night
Consider being prosecuted for your religion
Even if you are always seeking peace
Imagine not remembering when
You last had water to drink
Consider not only having no cable
Or cellular phone
But having no bed…no roof over you
No place to call home
Imagine carrying a sign saying
I will work for food
While people laugh or worse ignore
Leaving you feeling misunderstood
Consider the real strength that it takes
To live in that way
And imagine right now
It could be you one day
Consider being a child beaten or neglected
And watching adults around you observe
Imagine how that would make you feel
Like it’s a life you somehow deserve
Consider loving one another
As if it was the natural thing
And putting aside our anger
And material things
Consider every time you did something
You received a divine nod
And you wouldn’t have to worry
When you came to face God
Consider setting aside your differences
And seeking justice for those souls
Who cannot do for themselves
No matter what their goals
Imagine someone looking down on you
And without a second look
Deciding you were unworthy
A common criminal …a crook
Consider how our behavior can
Lift up our fellow man
Or tear down his hopes
Imagine taking a stand
Consider that you have only one chance
To really get things right
Before getting judged by our Creator
Imagine it is…tonight