Somebody Tell Jesus To Stop Meeting Needs And Start Seeking Shalom

A poem/prayer for the Seeking Shalom class from the Lupton Center:

I was hungry, and you fed me…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

I was a stranger, and you welcomed me in…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

I was naked, and you clothed me…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

I was sick, and you nursed me…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

I was in prison, and you visited me…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

Give to all who ask…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

You give them something to eat…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

One thing you lack, Go sell everything you own; Give it to the poor; Count your riches in heaven, and come follow me…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

When you throw a party, Don’t invite all your rich friends and family; Invite the poor, the lame, the blind and the humble WHO CANNOT REPAY you…

Stop meeting needs and start seeking Shalom

What can I say?  This embarrassing messiah didn’t get the memo, it seems.

Hmmm…

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3 comments

  1. T. F. Thompson · February 10

    It also means: I am the Christ, but don’ dare say it. For whatever that means. We wouldn’t want to discomfort you.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. clashofcashntrash · February 10

    Slam!
    You stupid Galatians!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael Wilson · February 11

    Our Messiah, Jesus, didn’t get the memo about lots of things. Jesus still challenges us today. Feed the hungry, cloth the naked and welcome the stranger.

    Liked by 2 people

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