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Misuse Happens by Raymond A. Foss

Misuse happens
our resources, our vision
focused on the wrong
our temporal, urgent
society-driven desires
instant gratification
excess, and hangover
the pain of loss, misuse
estrangement from God
from our neighbors
in our drive to be better
to have more
all of our possessions
in the way
keeping us apart
little islands, bumper cars
driven, alone

Step back from the edge
turn from the world
idols, false gods
on the altar of society
passions without feeling
all a cancer, keeping us
held hostage
Turn, return home
to our family, our father
seek him, a better way
and his loving arms
ever waiting for us

November 8, 2009
Luke 15:11-32, “The Prodigal Son”
Proverbs 21:5, 21:20
Psalm 98:4-8 (Call to Worship)
and Matthew 6:24
“No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,
and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
& sermon “The Saints and Their Checkbooks”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
November 8, 2009
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