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I once was blind...

Orphans in Swaziland Photo Credit: GRACE, AMAZING I once was blind to the pain and suffering of those so far from here I once was deaf to the cries and whispers of those across the sea I once was mute to the injustice and oppression of those with faces unlike my own But, now, my eyes look, captured by their gaze, connecting with the Light within Now, my ears hear the song of thousands struggling to sing in harmony with Life Now, my voice beckons, like the bells of old waking others to the Call by Linda M. Rhinehart Neas Copyright 2009 ~~~~~~ This poem came to me just after reading Maithri's latest blog post. While the same message has been given throughout the years by countless others, wiser and more eloquent than I, my prayer is that it will "wake others to the Call." We have heard over the years the following: "It takes a village to raise a child." "We are the change we are waiting for." "Do to others as you would have done to you." &q