Saturday, February 5, 2011

CHB #12

One Talent

The widow might have said, "Since all I have
is this small mite, I'll not give anything."
And David might have though, "I have no sword,
I'll go back home and take my little sling."

The boy with loaves and fish might well have said,
"what good are these for all this hungry throng?"
But each one gladly offered what he had
and left the rest to God.  Do we belong

With those who bring their gifts and know that God
can multiply, or is our faith so small
that we withhold our mite, and cheat ourselves
of joys that comes from freely giving all?

-Bess Samuel Ayres

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