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A Poor Wayfaring Man Of Grief

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A poor wayfaring Man of grief
Hath often crossed me on my way,
Who sued so humbly for relief
That I could never answer nay.
I had not power to ask his name,
Whereto he went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye
That won my love; I knew not why.

Once, when my scanty meal was spread,

He entered; not a word he spake,
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Carmen Eisler 17 March 2019

The words are powerful and would bring tears to the reader because the poet fully comprehend Jesus and His teachings about unconditional love and how our consciences get touch by the fact that not everyone shows compassion to others who are poor, abandoned/victimized, imprisoned unjustly, a stranger seeking refuge/help. People either become too complacent, accepting of things that are unjust and busy minding their own business and/or problems to think about another person's need.

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