Stale Cookie

Under a blanket on a slab off to the side of the road
Jesus lays His Head among the poorest of the poor
Cars pass by, headlights nearly miss Him
He has nowhere to lay His Head,
But He cannot leave the poor in the street
Ministering to Them in Spirit and Truth
They begin to sing psalms
around a trash can on fire to warm their hands
People pass by and shake their heads
“Lazy”, they hear
“Drug addict.”
“Whore.”
“Degenerate.”
“Sub-humans.”
“Losers.”

Under the holes of a blanket a lady peeps a single eye
a tear has slipped through the filthy rag,
“I lost my job six months ago”
She explained to another
as they shared a brown paper bag,
Another man munched on a stale cookie,
“I got this from the shelter.”
But they were full, and I couldn’t sleep there tonight.

Stale Cookie

Matty B. Duran

Fresno, United States

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“When The Son of Man comes n His Glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on The Throne of His Glory,
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
And He will set the sheep on His Right Hand, but the goats on the left.
Then The King will sy to those on His Right Hand, "Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit The Kindgom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
“For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.”
Then the righteous will answer Him, saying "Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
And The King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”
Then, He will also say to those on the left hand, "Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels;
“For I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.”
“Then, they also will answer Him, saying, “Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?”
“Then He will answer them, saying, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”
And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
(Matthew 25:31-46)

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