“Love your neighbour as yourself” (James 2:8; NLT).

There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

“How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!” (Job 14:1; NLT).

Please help us to love
People who seem different
From ourselves –

Those who look different
From us,
Dress differently
From us,
And speak differently
From us.

Help us to respect
People whose ways
Are not like ours –

Those whose values are different
From our ours,
Whose lives are different
From ours,
And whose faith
Is different from ours;

For, in truth,
There is no us, or them –
Since we all inevitably share
One common, frail humanity.

Leave a Reply