The Greatest!

They say life’s about
     just how high you can reach.
At least that is what
     many do like to teach.
We claw and we scrape,
     climb our way to the top.
There’s no way on earth
     that we ever will stop.
The fittest survive,
     the strong beat the weak.
Top place in this order
     is all that we seek.

We collect many people
     for what we can use.
When they ask for our help
     we do quickly refuse.
I’d like to help you,
     really, I would.
But I’m very sorry,
     this is all for my good.
A method exists
     to our madness you see.
You can be my friend
     if it’s all about me.

We pick and we choose
     who’s deserving, who’s not.
All the while looking
     at what all they’ve got.
People are equal
     according to law.
Yet our favoritism
     creates a huge flaw.
Justice is blind,
     at least that they say.
But somehow it sees
     just how much you can pay.

To the Good Book I go
     to see about this.
I look and I look
     because something’s amiss.
To use up good people
     so I get my way.
Is so set against
     the way Jesus did pray.
He asked of the Father
     to help all of us.
To spend our life serving
     and quit all the fuss.

To treat people fairly,
     the way that we should.
And look out for others
     above our own good.
To treat no one special
     because of their name.
But to honor each other
     for we are the same.
To lift up and carry
     all who are weak.
As we grasp the importance
     of living as meek.

Jesus did tell us
     as He sat on a mount.
The overlooked people,
     they really do count.
Instead of the fighting
     as we stand up tall.
Be more like Jesus,
     be a servant to all.
So when you do wonder
     just where you do rate.
Take a lesson from Jesus,
     it’s the servant who’s great!
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I had a chance to relax and just spend some quiet time with God as I head into the weekend. As I did so, yet another poem appeared in my mind so I collected it to share. I pray that God uses this, and each of these poems He has given me, for His glory and for the benefit of His people and His kingdom.

In prayer,
Tom

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