WEALTHY AND THE WANTING
Vuitton Dog Carrier - $300
scented candle in jar
with lid - $165
of All Material and Spiritual Things,
have been browsing on the Internet,
looking at de luxe goods like the
and the candle above.
luxuries available to the very wealthy are
beyond the imaginings of the very poor.
help me to resist over-attachment
to material "things," but rather
remember the admonition to "Lay
not up for ourselves treasures on earth;
where the rust and moth consume and where
thieves break through
and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven; where neither the rust nor moth
doth consume, and where thieves
cannot break through nor steal."
me to focus on acquisition of grace
and goodness rather than on the accumulation
of the perishable "treasures"
of the world.
me eager to share, and slow to acquire.
me constant compassion for the less fortunate
in our society, for those who live a life
on the edge of want and deprivation.
this I pray in humble trust,
2012 Donn B. Murphy
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