Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Worthless Grain – v5

Our barns, full, bursting
our harvest not shared;
Gathered to the edges
like the rich man’s treasure.

Grain stored for a lifetime
no cares, yet not enough;
Wanting more, bigger barns,
for more stockpiled, gathered in.

All of it is worthless, the grain, the harvest,
his possessions, all he had stored up;
It is worthless before God,
come for an accounting of his days.

Where was his heart, his charity,
the treasures that he kept;
Storing up grain, for himself,
useless on that Judgment Day.

edited December 22, 2015
Worthless Grain – v5

(editing version 4)
edited March 31, 2015
Worthless Grain – v4
(editing version 2 again)
Edited September 12, 2013
Worthless Grain – v3
(editing version 2)
Edited August 29, 2013
Worthless Grain – v2
November 16, 2009
Worthless Grain
Luke 12:15-21
and Psalm 16
and “The Prayer of St. Francis”,
United Methodist Hymnal #481;
and sermon, “I Want It All . . .”,
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
November 15, 2009
Her sermon is the third of a four-part series based in part on
Reverend Adam Hamilton (http://www.cor.org/about-resurrection/adam/)’s book,
“Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity” (http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=9781426702334)

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