Thursday, October 16, 2014

Out of Our Abundance – Blog Action Day – v2

A day to think about, to ponder
to see the world, ourselves differently
thinking about the world anew
with the eyes of Christ
through the eyes of sacrifice
how He would see inequality
How He would want us
to treat our neighbors

Too often, like the scribe, the wealthy,
we give, not from our hearts;
but from our brimming wallets,
out of our abundance
the bits of extra, the surplus
Not giving all, risking little,
trusting less, not trusting God

Unlike the widow who,
out of faith, out of love
gives all to the Lord
even her meager coins
all she has, trusting giving to God
out of her poverty
But really, out of her wealth
her rich, deep abiding faith

For if we were like her
with the abundance of this land
the riches beyond our daily needs
if we saw Christ in our neighbor’s face
if we saw our Savior
among the least of these
poverty would be no more
and inequality would end

edited October 16, 2014
Out of Our Abundance – Blog Action Day – v2

October 11, 2008
Out of Our Abundance – Blog Action Day
November 18, 2007 and November 20, 2007 8:55am
Out of Our Abundance
Luke 20:45-21:4
The scribe and the widow’s offering
part of the sermon, “The Widow’s Might”,
by the Reverend Peter Hey
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH, November 18, 2007
October 15, 2008
Blog Action Day, poverty

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