devozine

Spiritual Practice

Trapped

Craig Mitchell

Someone is lonely.
Somebody’s longing.
Someone is hurting.
Somebody’s yearning.
Someone is cheated;
someone’s ashamed.
Someone’s abused;
somebody’s blamed.”

Someone is close.
Somebody cares.
Someone accepts;
somebody shares.
Someone respects;
somebody trusts.
Somebody gives
friendship not lust.”

Someone discovers,
somebody sees
     somebody’s beauty,
     somebody’s needs.
Someone’s forgiven;
someone’s made whole.
Someone’s restored
     body and soul.
Someone is valued;
someone has worth.
Someone is precious,
     treasured from birth.

—from devozine Guide for Mentors and Small Groups (January/February 2005). Copyright © 2004 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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