~ Robert J. Wicks ~
Lord, there is so much pain in the world.
Where do I begin to help?
“Start in your circle.”
But when I help my family and friends,
often they really don’t appreciate me.
“But I do.”
And when I reach out to my co-workers,
some suspect my motives.
“I know what is in your heart.”
Still, I think I should do more
to help those I don’t know
who are suffering in the world.
“Then, widen your circle.”
But by myself I can’t do much
to lighten their great darkness.
“Yes, I know. That is why I am with you.”
If only I could believe
You are with me.
If only I could really see you, Lord.
“Open your heart in prayer
and you will believe and see.”
What will I see, Lord?
“That as you walk through the day
I am the center of your circle.”