Friday, April 8, 2011

Don't Forget Your Neighbor's Soul

As I was going through some of my old papers, I came across a poem that was handed out at the Wisconsin State Youth Conference a couple of years ago.  Printed on a page entitled "Don't Forget Your Neighbor's Soul", this poem reminds us of the reality of Hell, and the need for the message of Salvation to be proclaimed to those around us.

You Forgot My Soul

You lived next door to me for years,
We shared our dreams, our joys and tears,
A friend to me you were indeed,
A friend who helped me when in need.

My faith in you was strong and sure,
We had such trust as should endure.
No spats between us ever rose,
Our friends were alike -- and so, our foes.

What sadness, then my friend, to find,
That after all, you weren’t so kind,
The day my life on earth did end
I found you weren’t such a faithful friend.

For all those years we spent on earth,
You never talked of second birth.
You never spoke of my lost soul
And of the Christ who’d make me whole!

I plead today from Hell’s cruel fire,
And tell you now of my least desire--
You cannot do a thing for me;
No words today my bonds will free.

But do not err, my friend, again--
Do all you can for souls of men.
Plead with them now quite earnestly,
Lest they be cast in Hell with me.

-Author Unknown

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