A Righteous Poverty

It is not just the wealthy
in need of that miracle of mind
that finds them changed of heart:
to know that no earning starts or continues but by blessing,
to see themselves as no greater than the least of these,
to know that every breath is a gift,
to know that others have worked harder for less,
to understand the true nature of things,
to be grateful for food, clothing and shelter,
to look upon the most wretched without looking down upon them,
to know that all humans are made in the image of God,
to know that all the riches of the earth rot, decay or corrode,
to be eager to do what is right,
to be rich in good deeds,
to be generous and willing to share.

It is not just the wealthy
nor only those that would be wealthy:

All who would inherit
the kingdom of heaven
must become poor in spirit.

H. Arnett
9/10/12

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About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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