Here is another beautiful writing from one of the participants in the City of Truth Leadership Academy. This is a reflection on the class, "What is Poverty?"
Introducing our guest blogger, Cynthia Irizarry:
The walls of my reality slowly crumble as i look upon their faces
the suffering crying silently through their eyes.
Mother, Brother, Sister, Father...
Made in the image of god just like me each one made
with a purpose just like me.
My inner being torn to shreds as my spirit weeps for theirs.
As i look at the faces of all the almost me's i see my blessings.
I see all the places and all the faces i could have been and i am angry with myself
how could i have ever let them fade into the background.
I remember that they are put here for a purpose and i wonder if their purpose is to suffer
and for a moment i am angry with god why would he choose these people to suffer?
Then quickly i realize it is so that he can be known because in our weakness he is glorified.
I close my eyes and as the images are imprinted in my memory i say a prayer......
My lord may i never take another blessing for granted, comfort the hearts of your children and may they know that they are your glory
In Jesus name i pray
- Cynthia Irizarry