Today we remember your son’s final words to us on this earth;
‘Love one another as I have loved you’ being among them.
How have we forgotten this so easily?
Every day good people practice exclusion of those in need, and I am among them.
Though I try to live each day not judging others, I also live each day turning my head from others’ suffering.
It is true that we cannot help everyone and often the only help we know to give is not actual help.
But never let me ‘not see’ the suffering. If walking in Jesus’ admonition as he washed his disciples’ feet can mean acknowledgement, then let me always acknowledge others.
Let me always consider then and send them on with a prayer when they shock me or lash out at me. While it may not be my path to heal their wounds, let me not add to them.