Thinking of Others

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Thinking of Others

It’s good we think of others
As we go along life’s way,
To have zealous concern
For each one every day.

As we read our Bible
In the morning time or night,
We often think of others (not ourselves)
With scriptures, for them just right.

Not like those Pharisees
Or Teachers of the law:
Those hypocrites!!!
We’re not legalistic – like others – at all.

Then the unwise in Proverbs,
Glad we’re not like them,
But we can think of plenty of others
Who fit this picture – grim.

What about those lepers?
Weren’t all the ten healed,
And only one did think to thank Jesus?
Like the nine – others never appreciative feel.

It’s good we think of others
As we go along life’s way,
To have zealous concern
For each one every day.

— Charles B. Mayes

Thinking of Others © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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I’ve noticed that when I read my Bible, many times, I don’t tend to apply these sayings to myself.  I really need to stop and look into the mirror of my own life to see what God is showing me.

Larry Pine wrote in his South Bay Concert News (March) referring to my Poetry Reading on February 6th, 2015, the following:

“The Christian poetry of Charles Mayes added a creative break to the Bethel Hymn Sing. Even poems with motions for Children’s programs . . . ”

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

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Thank you! – ”As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ ” (Holy Bible – Acts 17:28)