We often passed by each other going opposite ways

Sometimes nodding “hello” or feigning a smile

But just now I heard that you had passed away

They said you had been ill for only a short while

I feel a sense of loss that I cannot explain

Because of the secret that I dared not share

I am guilty of remaining silent about my faith

And it’s too late now to show you that I care

How can I not give away the hope that I have

The free gift of salvation by way of The Cross

That Another, lovingly and unashamedly gave

Never hesitating to pay the ultimate cost

We passed each other by, as strangers along the way

“I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25‬:‭43‬-‭45‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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