The Poverty of God

No force controls God’s action,
which makes God all free.
God does as God wills.

God will give
anything and everything
for us.
This is the poverty of God,
the self-emptying love of God.
God does not accumulate;
God gives all away.

We are called to be like God,
to empty ourselves of everything
but love
and to share that love with others
and all creation
by becoming more and more merciful,
compassionate, forgiving and understanding.

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2 Responses to “The Poverty of God”


  1. 2 Jerold Block (@JeroldBlock) June 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    So succinct and powerful, thanks!


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