Friday, January 30, 2009

CALL TO THE CITY

"Find your own Calcutta." -- Mother Teresa

Young people will go
around the world
to be in mission,
and yet mission is
around the corner.

Is there not a cry
for love here?
Is there not a plea
for a shining witness here?
Is there not injustice and poverty
amid privilege and wealth?
Is there not a dearth of urban
advocates and bearers of grace?
Is there not enough heartache
on this block to move us
to our knees?

Then why seek to
the ends of the earth?
Look near!
Hear the call of the city,
the cry in these urban neighborhoods.

Go! Cross the street!
Find Christ.
Find mission.
Find life
in this city.

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