Jesus in disguise

Around the park i stroll, my eyes taking in the happy and sad,

The fortunate and down and out are mixed together as strangers.

Who will care for or about the ones that wander hopelessly about,

As for those whose lives are full of love and homes to walk into

It’s easy to forget and pretend they don’t exist out there hungry.

Is it possible that while i do walk around and observe this horror

That’s plagued our world for as long as we’ve existed that there

May be that one soul who approaches us and asks for a dollar or

Help and we have no idea that this was a test, Jesus in disguise.

Our chance to do or don’t may just add a tear or smile to such a

love and peace starved land, Something to think upon,

What if it was he, might it be, Jesus in disguise.

Keith Garrett

12 thoughts on “Jesus in disguise

  1. What if it was Jesus…hmm…a dangerous question you ask…and it does make me wonder. There have been countless times when I’ve had the innocent chance to help someone and many times, more often than not, I have failed to help such people…maybe because I was in a hurry…maybe because I believed they could help themselves. Somehow, I feel weird after the moment has passed…as if…I could have helped them…somehow.
    Thanks for this lovely piece. I’ll remember it next time an old grandpa walks up to me and asks…”Son…I need to call home. Can you spare me a rupee?” 🙂

  2. This is a beautiful poem. It reminds me of the Islamic advice never to pass by a person in need without helping them, as they may be Khidr, the timeless prophet or guide. Also the Qur’anic verse asking humanity if they really sought God, when He was there with a person who was sick, alone, in need, and we never thought to go and sit with them. Thankyou for this reminder, may we not need reminding!

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