Across the way there are some folks,
I know them each by name.
They attend another church
with differences to claim...
Down the street there lives a man
I hardly ever see.
That's all that I know about him...
what does he know of me?
Around the corner lives a couple,
they treat us really good.
They always offer help. Do I
thus offer what I should?
We all need each other, matter
not what separates.
When God asks if I gave my all
there will be no debates.
How did we become this way?
What is a "neighborhood?"
It used to mean we gathered and
watched for each others' good.
When someone waves and tells me "Hi!"
I wonder what they want.
Have we made it so that our homes
become our only haunt?
I thought about this a few weeks ago. How many of us talk to our neighbors? How many of us even know their names? I was listening to "the coffee crew" at a restaurant recently talk about their neighbors and their neighborhood. It was painful to hear. Very few of them sounded happy. How come?
Have I even reached out to my neighbors? Am I even "reachable" myself. How much guilt is visible if I must even ask these questions?