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Out of Our Abundance - Blog Action Day by Raymond A. Foss

A day to think about, to ponder
to see the world, ourselves differently
thinking about the world anew
with the eyes of Christ

Too often, like the scribe, the wealthy,
we give, not from our hearts;
but from our brimming wallets,
out of our abundance
the bits of extra, the surplus
Not giving all, risking little,
trusting less,

Unlike the widow
who, out of faith, out of love
gives all to the Lord
even her meager coins
all she has, trusting
holy giving to God
out of her poverty
But really,
out of her wealth
her rich, deep
abiding faith

For if we were like her
with the abundance of this land
the riches beyond our daily needs
if we saw Christ in our neighbor’s face
if we saw our savior among the least of these
poverty would be no more

October 11, 2008
November 18, 2007 and November 20, 2007 8:55am
Luke 20:45-21:4
The scribe and the widow’s offering
part of the sermon, “The Widow’s Might”,
by the Reverend Peter Hey,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH, November 18, 2007
October 15, 2008
Blog Action Day, poverty
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