Am I the Rich Man?

How incredibly selfish can an individual be?
Easily, when that individual is me.
How else could a soul be overlooked?
While I was focused on what had me hooked.
Why did I not feed the hungry I saw?
Because of my hypocritical flaw.
How did I deceive myself that I helped?
Because I was too focused on myself.
How did money and a bible tract feed?
Because that’s what I wanted to believe.
Why did I not think sooner of that soul?
Because God had a different goal.
Why was that soul gone when I went back?
Because God wanted to point out my lack.
Do I have enough to be the rich man?
Everything I have came from God’s own hand.

6-15-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: the beggar at the corner of Craven St. & Riverside Dr.
(Luke 16:19-31)

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