False Idols

Poverty of spirit is a manger of gentle receptivity
which allows the Divine to be born within us.
To be wholly present to God,
with all of our heart, mind and soul,
we must be poor in spirit.

Poverty of spirit is far more than material poverty.
While material poverty may help
to facilitate poverty of spirit,
it is nonetheless important to realize
that a person without possessions
can still be possessed
by a craving for things.

It is the craving that makes us restless,
distracting our hearts and minds
from being present to God alone.
Poverty of spirit frees us from being
divided by false idols and uncurbed passions.

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1 Response to “False Idols”


  1. 1 krebsjoan January 24, 2016 at 9:50 am

    The ending here although I think I know what you’re talking about , Gerry, put a smile on my face and something to put in my heart for thought: “false idols.” Indeed?


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