Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

Some many different kinds of people are here at this coffee house in Burlington, Vermont. You have the regular guy who reads his newspaper every morning. He stares aimlessly into space sometimes, reflecting on what he is reading or bored from his lack of spontaneity.

Or the homeless man who sadly runs his fingers on the hard surface of the table. He doesn’t look very content. My heart goes out to him and the many homeless in the Burlington area. He probably finds that motion of his fingers touching the surface soothing, or maybe it’s a compulsive desire. I wonder if he ate anything today and where he sleeps at night. He has an untrimmed beard and a disheveled face with the look of many years of hurt, disappointment, and poverty.

He sometimes goes to the back alley behind the coffee house and lights a cigarette that he had in his pocket, staring aimlessly into space for different reasons than that of the regular coffee attendee. Or maybe it’s not as dissimilar as one might imagine.

We are all stuck in this particular time on Earth with no choice of our own. We try to make the best of it, but life leaves us bored and unfulfilled at times.

If it weren’t for the sweet mother I have, I would be lost forever in a whirlwind of disillusion and pain. My mother’s grace, fiery Irish temperament, and wittiness have given me my grace to move forward.

We need to reach out to the lost and broken whether they are homeless, motherless, fatherless, or caught in the web of our societal corrupt sex market.

We are all lost, though. Just look around you. Behind every smile is a fragile soul. Behind every good deed can be insecurity and self-denial.

We must heal the broken!

helping hand

6 thoughts on “We Must Heal the Broken!

  1. Amen! We must reach out to them with the love that covers all wounds and sins Jesus Christ the great Redeemer and Saviour. He is the Mender of the brokenhearted. I can testify about that, I was once lost, broken, bitter and battered. I was filled with so much pain and hate. I was blinded by darkness of this world until I cried out to the Lord one night on my bed telling Him to take the pain away from me and He answered me and I returned to my Father. He was right there waiting for me to come back to Him. Now I’m joyful, free from sin that He paid the price on Calvary for me and for all of us! I can smile and I’m a new creature in Him. If He can change me He can do the same for you and the world! But it starts with each one of us extending God’s hand of endless love to His creations. Blessings & grace to you. ❤

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    1. Carly says:

      Sorry it took a while for me to respond Tammy, been very busy. Yes, it’s our decision to reach out to God, no matter what situation we are in. He is there to help! “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1. NIV). All we have to do is ask! We all have been Martha when we should have been Mary sitting at Jesus’s feet. 🙂 Happy God has transformed your life, Tammy! He is transforming my life too, as we go “from glory to glory” (2 Corthinians 3:18. NASB).

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      1. Amen && Amen! Yes! Thank you LORD! Glory! That’s okay sis, that’s comprehendible. It’s all good. 🙂 Amen yes He is and bless God for His transforming power upon our life’s! He’s truly great & glorious! ❤ blessings & peace.

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