"Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?" (Lam. 1:12) Jeremiah's plaintive question still echoes down through the corridors of time. Is it nothing to you that Jesus begged forgivenes for the ones who nailed Him to the cross? Or that He says, "Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Or that He says, "Love one another as I have loved you."
We are passing by in unheeding numbers as the Savior continues to say, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me."
He is still saying, "Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick in their affliction, visit those in prison. Take care of the "least of these" among you, for inasmuch as you have done it for them, you have done it for Me."
But we are still passing on by. We bite and devour one another: people against people, nation against nation. Selfishness, greed, turmoil, anything but the peace that Jesus left, seem to rule our world. It is, sadly, nothing to most of us who are passing by.