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If we hate our brothers

If we hate our brothers, our sisters
just for who they are
can we love our God
with all our hearts

Is our strength weakened
our love watered down
if we judge our neighbors
keeping them on the ground

How are we called
what would Jesus do
if he saw us set apart
not part of one flock

How will we be judged
by the one who climbed the cross
would he recognize himself
in our actions and our walk

May 28, 2011
in part based on racial slurs at Pembroke Academy
in part based on slurs based on mental disabilities heard at
Pembroke Village School
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha around GLBTI persecution in Africa
Other Sheep Afrika-Kenya http://www.othersheep.org/OSEA_CL_Other_Sheep_Kenya.html
Riruta UMC
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. http://rirutaumc.homestead.com/children_of_africa.html
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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