These Least

In the alleys and the byways

we can find the outcasts

often self-imposed as


grown weary of

the uphill climb

they daily trudged

saw their energy

slip back

and felt defeat


and desperation

so intense that

effort could not be born

within embrace

of gnawing pain of hunger


and even more

the knowledge

that they

are the forgotten friendless

for whom no portals open

to welcome commensality

with those who


yes we be

live out

the Lord’s injunction

to feed

and wash

and clothe

and warm

those ones for whom

life lingers long

in shadows of

a dim drab dream

and harsh reality.

And we who have

the means to purchase

and provide for

some small number

of these least

and shun


of offered hospitality

can muster

a water cup

of gentleness

in the form

of smile or touch

or one kind word.

Author: Celia Hales

I intend "Miracles Each Day" to offer inspiration and insight into A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, Choose Only Love, Mirari, and similar readings.

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