Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn’t God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him? – James 2, WEB

In His Eyes

Does it not feel unfair at times,
How some people seem to get
All the attention and love and care
While others work so hard
Just to be accepted
Only to be rejected
Time and time again?

The world applauds
Those who are beautiful and strong
Those who are happy
Those who already seem to have it all.
While for those who are weak
For those who seem poor in all things,
Those who thirst for love the most,
No alms are given,
No eyes are even interested to see.

Yes, the world is unfair,
And our prejudices are many.
Maybe that is why God chose to be born
Among those whose only wealth
Is hope.

God chose the humble
and the poor and the weak,
Those who are lost
and cast away,
Those who do not belong anywhere else.

Is it not enough then
That the unfairness of the world
Should be responded to
By the generosity of His love?

The world may never care,
It may not even know that you’re there,
But you are never left out in God’s eyes,
And never ever cast away
From His heart.

“And when he says to his people: ‘I haven’t chosen you because you are the strongest, the biggest, the most powerful. I have chosen you because you are the smallest of them all. You could add: the most miserable. This is whom I have chosen’. This is love”. – Pope Francis

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