Open your palms out wide
And lay out a lending hand
Keep those greedy thoughts to the side
Because you too were once blessed.
Make a home in your heart for the Angels you meet
Pour some wine, set the table
Be swift to stop them from bowing at your feet
Because you too were once sheltered.
Limit not the extent of forgiveness
The world is cruel and the heart of man, wicked
But, understand that forgiving shows strength not weakness
Because you too were once a sinner.
Open your homes with joy in your hearts
Offering nothing but comforting words and acceptance
Welcome friendship and love and not just mere acquaintance
Because you too were once strangers.
With love, guide the easily strayed
Walk them through the right path
And remember to pray for grace
Because you too were once lost.