Monday, November 02, 2009


Living different lives
these times, each one, set apart
each seeking their own rewards
little of the common good remaining
chasing other idols, things of the earth
longing for fame, for wealth
stepping on our neighbors
in the pursuit of power

Little of the love of Christ
the caring for the lost
serving our fellow man
as our savior served us all
Sacrifice for the common good
shoulders to the wheel
Instead our hands for greed
seeking our own rewards

November 2, 2009
Ecclesiastes 5:8-15
Psalm 15 (Psalter)
& sermon, “Oh For the Simple Life . . .”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
All Saints Day
Her sermon is the first of a four-part series based in part on
Reverend Adam Hamilton (’s book,
“Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity” (

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