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Help me

I have many faults. Whatever they are, help me never to be guilty of any conscious cruelty. There is so much cruelty, and suffering is so wide spread in this world; lonely, agonizing suffering of human lives. Kindness, we all crave for it; to give it or receive it–yet, we are afraid to reach out, to touch, afraid of being conspicuous. Often we look the other way, close our eyes to the unjust; on guard against the hurt….We are not animals who must destroy or kill each other in order to survive; we are God’s children. Jesus was sent to each of us to teach us compassion and love.

Originally written 23/10/87