The world can be a scary place-
making you fear for the human race.
Bad things happen for reasons unknown
and good people worry that they’re alone.
At times it seems that evil knows no bounds-
causing such sorrowful sights and sounds.
More often, these moments invade our day.
In times of loss, we stop and pray.
We pray for those who are suffering,
with faith in the relief that God will bring.
We hope for the best, while fearing the worst-
dreading the day our own bubble will burst.
And yet, we hesitate to join the fray.
What can we do – other than pray?
The answer lies within our heart-
of the solution, we must be a part.
We’ve been given gifts from God above.
As it’s been said, “the greatest… is love”.
To light one candle, instead of cursing the dark.
It’s the journey on which we are called to embark.
Love is the candle that will light our way,
by making a difference every day.
When seeking first to serve and give,
becomes a liberating way to live.
Helping others in ways big and small-
picking up neighbors when they stumble or fall.
The impact expands like ripples on a pond,
reinforcing our human bond.
One act of kindness leads to another,
and we soon see ourselves as sister and brother.
We witness the power of love growing a bit,
so we stay the course – we do not quit.
Yes, the world can be scary place,
but there is hope for the human race.
It’s through goodness that we’ll give evil the shove.
It’s in times like this, that we must Grow Love.