Poem: Look Inside!

Poem_ Look Inside!

​First you think the issue is your family
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with your Family
Next you think the issue is your friends
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with your Friends
Next you think the issue is your neighbors
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with your Neighbors
Next you think the issue is your workmates
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with your Workmates
Next you think the issue is strangers
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with the Strangers
Next you think the issue is Nature
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with Nature
Next you think the issue is the government
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with the Government
Next you think the issue is the whole Universe
Then you realize there is nothing wrong with the Universe

You blame everyone and everything
You critique everyone and everything
You point a finger at everyone and everything

As time passes, you finally decide to look inside
And Lo and behold!
The painful truth starts to dawn
You are the Issue
There is so much wrong inside you
And you need to change
before everyone and everything around
you starts to change!
If you want to change anything, start with YOU!
Look inside!

Bible Verse:


25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. 28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.


Matthew 23:25-28

My Prayer:


Lord, every time I feel like looking at Outside circumstances and people to Validate or Justify my own actions,
please remind me and help me to Look Inside.
Jesus help me to constantly live in you and hence to live in righteousness so that my inside is Holy and pleasing to you.
In Jesus's name, Amen!

John


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