Thursday, January 30, 2014

City Call

"Find your own Calcutta." -- Mother Teresa

Young people go
around the world
to be in mission,
and yet it is 

around the corner.

Is there not a cry
for love here?
Is there not a plea
for real relationship here?

Is there not injustice and poverty
amid privilege and wealth?
Is there not a dearth of 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 beckon to these 

urban neighborhoods.

Go! Cross the street!
Find Christ.

Find mission.
Find life
in this city.

John Franklin Hay 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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