Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Blog Action Day- Poverty
Poverty is so hard to see when it’s only on your TV, or 20 miles across town.
Where we’re all living so good we moved out of Jesus’ neighborhood
Where He’s hungry and not feeling so good from going through our trash.
He says “More than just your cash and coin I want your time, I want your voice,
I want the things you just can’t give me.”
So what must we do? Here in the West we want to follow you.
We speak the language and keep all the rules, even a few we made up.
So come on and follow me. Sell your house, sell your SUV,
Sell your stocks, sell your security, and give it to the poor.
"What is this, hey what’s the deal? I don’t sleep around and I don’t steal."
But I want the things you just can’t give me.
What you do to the least of these, my brothers, you have done it to me
I want the things you just can’t give me.
-Derek Webb, Rich Young Ruler
May we all do one thing today to be better to our brothers and sister in poverty.