Burning Love


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Father, burning love give to me

Compassion for all the poor I see

Those who don’t have enough food to eat

Those without shoes for their feet

People without clothes to wear

People who think we do not care

Those without the medicines they need

Many who cannot read

Those who cannot see, walk, talk, hear or speak

Afraid they will be judged by some as being weak

Help me to show them they are strong

To society does each one belong

Lonely souls living out in the cold, cruel street

Dying by degrees with each heartbeat

Children digging through garbage for rotting meat

Those drowning in despair

Thinking no one for them is there

Father, why is there such greed when so many are in need?

Why are there people who cling to the things they own

when many have not?

What can I do to help ease the suffering?

How can I be there for the hurting and abused?

How can I hear the pain of those who feel used?

What can I do to help the prostitute?

The many who are destitute?

Mothers seeing their children dying of malnutrition?

How did our world get into such a shameful condition?

I can’t change the world, but I can help all You call me to

All I and any of us can offer is love given expecting nothing in return

Burning love flowing from within us for everyone we see

Outstretched compassion to suffering humanity

Let Your love for others grow within

That we would feel Your light glow in us

We would share with all we know the fire of Your love is there

if we would call out to You

Asking for a teachable spirit

A listening ear

A caring heart

To others the message of Your healing love we would impart

Karen Osborne B.A. Christian Clinical Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, graduate divinity student at Trinity College University of Toronto. D.Sc. in Psychology, St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne, B. Th. Canada Christian College & Graduate School. B.A., M.A. Christian Clinical Counseling, M.A-Th.D. Applied Theology student majoring in Psychology St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, D.D., D.Sc. Christian Clinical Counseling, Diplomate in Traumatology American Board of Traumatology Examiners of St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, Diplomate in Creative Ministry St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne is a member of The Word Guild, which is a Christian writer’s group. Please go to https://thewordguild.com for further information.


About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on December 30, 2015, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. What a powerful and convicting look at the world we live in and the true opportunity we have to help those around us. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for taking time to offer such a thoughtful comment. It was my prayer when I wrote it that in this world filled with so much awful news, many would be inspired that they have the gift of their love to offer. Love does cost in terms of our time. What I have found though is that as I give to others of myself, I get back so much more in return.

      It is my prayer for you that 2016 would be filled with the richest of blessings!


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