01 Mar 2005

Poor and Afraid

The cleaner did not turn up after I had paid her last month’s wages. Why was she afraid to simply resign so that I could look for someone else? Maybe the poor in our society have been cajoled into doing the things they dislike, so often, that some have become fearful of replying ‘No’ in a dignified manner. Maybe they are already so sensitive of being rejected as persons with basic human rights if they should choose to quit from a job. Lord Jesus, Master of all, please help me to see others only through Your eyes of justice and deep understanding.

“He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, the princes of His people."

psalm 113:7-8

“Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord, and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free. And, masters, do the same to them. Stop threatening them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with Him there is no partiality.” 

Ephesians 6:7-9

For Meditation and Prayer

Psalm 41:1