Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Own Backyard

And there are far away places
That I would like to think
Keep all the world's suffering
At a safe arm's length
But I can't keep pretending
When I only have to look as far
As my own back yard

-Geoff Moore

How long do we think we can keep the suffering of the world out of sight tucked away where only those who experience know about it?  Do we deny the suffering in the world?  Not only by our words but also by our actions?  

How often while walking down the street do I ignore the dirty man sitting alone on the sidewalk?  Most of the time I don't even make eye contact with him.  I just walk on by not thinking twice about someone else but about my own comfort.  

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