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Questioning Eyes
by larry r linville
Monday, December 14, 2009
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I was asked to close my eyes and picture people I had served in churches during these years. Here is what developed.


 

 
They look at me with questioning eyes
which cry out for one to empathize.
We’re taught not to touch in the wrong way
but there’s a way to touch with words we say
and actions which serve their deepest need
actions which will their spirit feed.
 
What they need is already given
and touches them in the midst of livin’
as persons who both give and receive
a life based on what they believe.
Questioning eyes when answers are found
to be like glistening manna on the ground.
 
Where are these eyes that I now see?
Folks in churches God shared with me.
Who listened to sermons I would preach
and held out hands for me to reach.
I prayed for them, they prayed for me
These are the eyes that I can see.


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Reviewed by Inspire Hope 12/15/2009
Powerful write and I find these words so timely and profound!
Thank you Larry for sharing!



Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/15/2009
but there’s a way to touch with words

There is, indeed!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/15/2009
Preaching, telling people about God, words of comfort, of guidance, of reassertion, of Father's love, of tenderness...of welcome.
Preaching, not telling people about an angry God, of punishment, of eternal perdition, of darkness, of suffering...of unwelcoming.
One close the eyes and only wish to see the first!

Georg

Reviewed by David Delaney 12/15/2009
Well said & written Larry, well done.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/14/2009
The eyes of many both past and present waiting eagerly to hear the word of God. So much honest soul searching in these words...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 12/14/2009
Dear Larry, what you just wrote touches me very deeply. Blessed those who can see. Love Emile
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 12/14/2009
Pay attention to your instincts Larry.
They will serve you well.

~W~
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