Are You Listening?

Are you listening? What do you hear?
Can you hear the cries of the starving?

Do the raucous demands of ambition
And “keeping up with the Jones's”
Drown out their voices?

Or do you hear only the materialistic
“Wants” of your own family?

Maybe you hear most clearly
The screaming advertisements
Continually offering luxuries
Through the media.

Perhaps all you hear are the scoffers
And doubters who suspect
All “do-gooders”
Of deception and dishonesty.

Listen carefully - and prayerfully!
Let God speak and tell you
About the needs
Of His suffering people!

Are you really listening?

Honoria A Groves