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Valuing Other Things by Raymond A. Foss

When we slip
the chains of pursuit
money and power
when we value other things
able then, only then
to feel the Spirit
calling us to go
to serve in the name of Christ
as children of God

So long as money, possessions
other idols, distractions
so long as these
guide our lives
we are lost
bound for destruction
separated from God
and his holy peace

Only in Christ
in his peace and contentment
happy in each moment
are we truly redeemed
Loving God and our neighbors
joy in service
humbly in this life

July 10, 2010
1 Timothy 6:10
1 Timothy 6:6-10
Hebrews 13:5
Day 290, “Love of Money”, in
“Daily Mediations: On Golden Texts of the Bible”,
by Henry Gariepy
read July 10, 2010

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