Prayers in Absence
For those who pray and judge
Those who cry devotion and live in luxury
Those who step from chapel to mansion
Unheeding the man huddled in the alleyway
That words alone mean nothing
That the carpenter called for words and works
For deeds as well as devotions
Without one the other is shallow
Devoid of all meaning
Empty words and acts
Senseless and pointless
Since how can you tell a follower
By what he says?
Or what he does?