Poem/Prayer for Christ the King

Poem/Prayer for Christ the King by Thom Shuman
when you sit with the homeless at the local shelter, you are enthroned in glory, surrounded by the angels we have forgotten; when you pass the bread at the downtown soup kitchen, you bless it with your grace, that your neighbor might be filled with hope; when you take off your winter coat and drape it around a shivering child, she is warmed by your heart aflame with compassion; we wonder why we cannot find you, when we search for you among the powerful and wealthy, while all along you have been with the citizens of your Kingdom: the hungry, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned, the lost, the lonely. help us to meet you there, Lord Jesus, help us to meet you there. Amen. (c) 2005 Thom M. Shuman

(Comments to Thom at tmshuman@fuse.net.)

Greenhills Community Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio