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Misgivings on Matthew 25:31-46
I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hunger.

Thank you.

I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel in the cellar and prayed for my release.

I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.

I was sick and you knelt and thanked God for your health.

I was homeless and you preached to me about the spiritual shelter of the love of God.

I was lonely and you left me alone to pray for me.

You are so holy and close to God.

I am hungry and cold.”

Unfortunately this isn’t too far off from the truth of the matter. Do we think that the band aid we do with our western philosophy we call Christianity is cutting the mustard? Do we really think we are living a lifestyle in America that is deemed worthy? Are we really thinking that the small sacrifices we make to appease our conscience is enough? Does our life line up with scripture or do we wind up with this paraphrase.

I’m one to talk though, I eat more in a day than a village in Niger does in a week. I really need to loose some weight and that’s not going to happen with out some serious exercise. The funny part to me is that we finally had a budget that we could afford for me to go to a gym, I had filled out the membership application and everything, then I was put in the hospital for an entire month while they continually mis diagnosed the tumor on my liver as a gall stone (and I have the 14 inch scar to prove it) Then we started this adoption and even then I had the mentality that once I was fully healed and paid off the hospital I would join. Who knew that we would end up owing thousands to the hospital, and instead of adopting 1 kid we would adopt 2? I think I’ve spent over twice what I actually made in the last year. But God has provided and provided from some of the craziest places. I guess I’m actually feeling pretty low right now because I totally over ate at the free pizza lunch at work today. I actually missed the party as I was stuck on the phone so I had to stop the cleanup crew from throwing out my lunch, I have no idea where they were taking the leftover pizzas (2) but had I not caught them, well actually I would probably feel better about myself right now. I’ve read a lot of medieval text that prescribe tape worms as a good way to loose weight. Where exactly does one buy these tapeworms? I asked around at Wal-Mart but all that did was get me escorted out of the building.

On a totally separate note we have gotten to talk to some people that have spent time with our Ethiopian kids. Our boy is really into soccer and our girl really likes jump rope. Small things, but when you know nothing about your own kids, small things are all you have.

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3 Responses to “114685479464408774”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Its nice to read a blog from a father! Thanks. This misconception of Matthew… was witty and biting and of course right on the money.
    THanks.DId you make it up or “borrow it somewhere”?

  2. borrowed it — sorry–>

  3. Straight from my heart – small things are all you have, but they are such treasures. It is like being starved near death and getting a crumb that you can eat over, and over, and over…

    Rich

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