In Pursuit of What?

We make so many excuses as we continue to justify our unwillingness to share. I found this little “litany” and I wanted to share it with you. let me know what you think? is it right? should we take some out or add some new ones?

“I WAS HUNGRY and you circled the moon.
I WAS HUNGRY and you told me to wait.
I WAS HUNGRY and you set up a commission.
I WAS HUNGRY and you talked about bootstraps.
I WAS HUNGRY and you told me I shouldn’t be.
I WAS HUNGRY and you had napalm bills to pay.
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “Machines do that kind of work now.”
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “The poor are always with us.”
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “Law and order comes first.”
I WAS HUNGRY and you blamed it on the Communists.
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “So were my ancestors.”
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “We don’t hire over 35.”
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “God helps those who help themselves.”
I WAS HUNGRY and you said, “Sorry, try again tomorrow.”

— T. T. Crabtree, 1985 Pastor’s Manual, (Zondervan, 1985), p. 91.

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