Most of you will recognize this poem's roots in Matthew 25:35-36, but I really wanted to share this poem, which is definitely my favorite, because of the admonishment it gives to modern Christians. Enjoy.I was hungry,and you formed a humanities cluband discussed my hunger.Thank you.I was imprisoned and you crept off quietlyto your chapel in the cellarand prayed for my release.I was naked and in your mindyou debated the morality ofmy appearance.I was sickand you kneltand thanked Godfor your health.I was homelessand you preached to meabout the spiritual shelterof the love of God.I was lonelyand you left me aloneto pray for me.Christian,you seem so holy;so close to God.But I am still very hungry,and lonely,and cold...
Thank you.Challenging indeed!
Wow...that poem *hurts*! Good stuff.It reminds me of Keith Green's [i]Asleep in the Light[/i] song. Thanks for sharing, Mary!:-) -ChrisJeremiah 29:11-13
I remember first reading this poem "Listen, Christian" by Michel Quoist when I was in high school, about 35 years ago! It impacted me powerfully and played a role in my call to ministry.