“‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” Luke 20:9-18
We are stewards of rich lands
swelling with plants and fruits
under golden summer skies we toil
jealous and wanting to possess it.
We are children in a wealthy family
burdened with riches and intellect
we walk our upscale neighborhood
laden with furs, leather and linen.
We are well-fed and well-school
we have earned nothing but we protest
all the small labors we have been given
all the miniscule rules that keep us safe.
The Creator walks in the garden
surveying the green and groaning vines
swelling fruit in season and smiles
but we stand aside and desire more.