Thursday, July 18, 2013

Plucking Grain

One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:23-28

Feeding the hungry never should
be thought of as a crime
and sheltering the innocent never
considered a time of sin.

Wealthy toss aside their waste never
considering the needs of those
who Sunday after Sunday never
have enough to eat.

God has blessed us with abundance never
to limit the light and the rain
we would harness these and charge never
to share the blessings we are given.

God requires more of the blessed never
letting one disregard the needs of others
with great blessings come great responsibility
compassion and love being the cost.

We are children of abundance asked never
to judge only to share and welcome
we are offspring of a loving Creator never
walking alone but always with the poor.

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