Friday, May 29, 2015

Faithful in a Very Little

Jesus said, "Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. So he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.
"The law and the prophets were in effect until John came; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone tries to enter it by force. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one stroke of a letter in the law to be dropped." Luke 16:10-17 


We honestly traded our currency
and taught you welcome and peace
you savagely took what wasn't yours
and destroyed our homes and way of life.

We did not impress you with our wealth
we chose not to own what was entrusted to us
we chose to live with honor and respect
as greed and desire burned in your heart.

When dragged and force marched 
driven to strange lands and strange schools
you tried to give us religion, you thought us savage
when we had known the Divine Creator all along.

With open arms we welcomed Christ 
just as we had welcomed and fed you
but you thought us still to savagely wild
and took the little we had managed with great care.

And so now we have become the teachers
when you wealth is spent your health threatened
we will share again with you the Christ we have known
and offer a place at the table you tried to steal.


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