Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Last Will Be First

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”
Then Peter said in reply, “Look, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” Matthew 19:23-30

The Last Will Be First

These children beloved of God
here to explore God's blessings
here to be bound in love
to friends and family of support.

These little children didn't choose
didn't make wrong choices by living
the sin of the parents visited on them
give them a life of sorrow.

These little children laugh and sing
they hug and cry and hold one another
they live to be friends and share life
they live a life of unexpected joy.

These little ones teach us adults
to care for all of our people
to live our lives with dignity, respect
to be a safe place for all the broken.

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