The  Lord Said "GO"
And the Lord said, "Go!"
   and I said, "Who me?"
   and God said, "Yes, you!"
   and I said, "But I'm not ready yet
   and there is company coming,
   and I can't leave my kids;
   You know there's no one to take my place."
And God said, "You're stalling."

Again the Lord said, "Go!"
   and I said, "But i don't want to."
   and God said "I didn't ask you if you wanted to."
   And I said, "Listen, I'm not the kind of
   person to get involved in controversy.
   Besides, my family won't like it,
   and what will the neighbours think!"
And God said, "Baloney!"

And yet a third time the Lord said, "Go!"
   and I said, "Do I have to?"
   and God said "Do you love me?"
   and I said "Look, I'm scared...
   People are going to hate me...
   and cut me up into little pieces...
   I can't take it all by myself."
And God said "Where do you think I'll be?"

And the Lord said "Go!"

   and I sighed,
   "Here I am, send me!"

by Lois Hodrick, from Oakland, Ca., a Disciple of Christ issioner in Zaire who participates in Mission Institutes at Maryknoll.
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