Thursday, September 12, 2013

Worthless Grain – v3

Barns, full, bursting
for so many, our choices
the harvest not shared
gathered to the edges
the fields empty for others
the widows, the orphans
the rich man’s treasure
Stored for a lifetime
no cares, yet not enough,
wanting more, bigger barns
more stocked up, gathered in

All of it worthless, the grain
his possessions, all he had stored
more and more, the easy life
enough for a rainy day,
but spoiled manna, too much
worthless before God,
come for an accounting of his life
Where was his heart, his charity
the treasures that he kept
stored up grain, for himself
useless on that judgment day

Edited September 12, 2013
Worthless Grain – v3
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 . . .”,
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 (’s book,
“Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity” (

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