“People never change”
Is a teaching that’s so strange.
This phrase so often thrown at me
For if the worst of us can alter,
What reason have we to falter?
It’s nice to think that we’re all stuck,
The way we are, subject to luck.
It keeps us safe from harder tasks
Like taking off our social masks
Exposing all we bear within,
‘Cause God forbid we heal our sin.
So when another fool has stumbled,
We point, accuse, ensure they’re humbled.
For if all eyes are trained away,
Our weaknesses are free to stay.
So don’t write off “the other guy,”
Give empathy a chance, and try
To keep in mind you’re bound to fall.
So what you want, extend to all.
If it’s grace you would demand,
Instead of judgment, lend a hand.
Peace be with you!