On the one hand, in sympathy and empathy,
they seek to save life and heal the world;
by lending a helping hand,
give hope, and make the day
brighter for people facing
life-threatening natural calamities.

On the other hand, in rage,
they brand the others as terrorists, jihad,
neo-nazis or inferior race, then rain bombs,
destruction and anguish, having no qualms
whether they shed the innocent blood
of children and the defenseless.


Thank You, Lord
because I can hear, I can see,
and I have strength;
Thank You, Lord
for my family, for friends, for food,
for a job, and for life.

Even though I clutch my blanket
and growl when the alarm bell rings,
thank you, Lord, that I can hear.
Many are deaf.

Even though I keep my eyes closed
against the morning light as long as possible,
thank you, Lord, that I can see.
Many are blind.

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“Good morning,
As you got up this morning,
I watched and hoped you would talk to me,
even if it was just a few words,
asking about my opinion
or thanking me for something good
that happened in your life yesterday.

But I noticed you were too busy,
trying to find the right outfit to wear.
I waited to hear from you
when you ran around the house getting ready,
I thought there would be a few minutes
for you to stop and say hello,
……. but you never slowed down.

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I have sung the hymnal, “How Great Thou Art” countless times;
but it’s not until now that it is clicking in my mind
how great Thou actually are.

That when I say that I consider
all Your awesome wonder,
I never got to that part where
I could visualize
that it is Your greatness that prevents:
• Schools being cancelled.
• Self-distancing measures being put in place
• Entire sports seasons being cancelled.
• Concerts, tours, festivals and entertainment events being cancelled; and,
• Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings being cancelled.

That when I say that I consider all
the worlds Your hands have made,
I never got to the point where
I could visualize
that it is Your greatness that

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