The Needy

Lord, surrounded by abundance I don’t often think of poverty. My eyes glide past the needy, and when I see the down-and-out I usually cop out by thinking, “Get a job!”
Make me stop and extend a hand, help in whatever way is appropriate at the moment. Let Jesus’ attention to those society forgets be my guide. Make me understand that the opportunity lies within my power to relieve suffering for another human being.
Because my Master relieved mine. Amen.

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J. Randal Matheny

Servant of the Lord at GoSpeak
Randal and his wife have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Randal's a lefty, a chocolate lover, an author and a poet. His microblog is

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