Righteous Ears

Susan Irene Fox

Syrian refugees ©Newsweek

If immigrants and refugees

and poor are not “the least of these,”

then who are we to feed and care

for, clothe and see to their welfare?

If we don’t honor God’s own plea,

how well with our souls will it be?

With wealthy people getting more

and ethics walking out the door

how do we remain Spirit-filled

to focus on what He instilled?

We must, to turn from traitor’s lies

and recognize his mean disguise.

With righteous ears we need to hear

the words of Jesus true and clear.

For if we don’t, we all forsake

His love and grace that’s now at stake.

This gift of freedom must be passed

along to all who are outcast.

If we do not our brothers keep

then we are not our Shepherd’s sheep.

For He’s the same, both then and now,

declaring how we disavow

Him or are…

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