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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


The Poetry of Andrew Pell – 20 September 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Inspiring, comforting, uplifting – Andrew Pell’s poems are all of these and more.

For Andrew Pell’s photo and fascinating autobiography, please visit: I think you’ll agree that this world needs more people like this great man.

For today, I’ve chosen to share with you the following outstanding, beautiful poem by Andrew Pell. For more poems by Andrew Pell, you’ll want to visit: 

Here Am I Lord by Andrew Pell

The Lord said “Whom shall I send to preach my message of peace”

Who will talk to my brothers and sisters so they will find great release?

I do not want you to preach in the temples of old.

Those places have become very cold.

The word is spoken, but no action done.

The words are empty; it counts for none.

Reach out to the poor and sick.

They are flesh and blood, not made out of brick.

Reach out to those who are culturally different to us.

Why do our politicians and Church leaders create such a fuss?

Be kind to all animals, they are my eyes as well.

Their cries reach far into the heavens, like a loud sounding bell

Talk to the sick and homeless, they are my ears.

They need peace and comfort; they have anxiety and fears.

“Whom shall I send”?

Here am I lord

Your people for far too long have been ignored.

Here am I Lord, send me.

The world will open their eyes and truly see.

Here am I Lord, send me.

© Andrew Pell 18/07/06

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