Monday, July 10, 2006

Psalm 49 : The Size of our Hearts

Here is my wisdom—Listen to my song!
I am surrounded by those who put their trust
   in possessions and money
I am not taken in.
What is precious in life can’t be had in the marketplace
What is important about us is not what we acquire,
  but what we do to add love, goodness, and
  beauty to the world.
It’s the size of our hearts, not the size of our houses,
It’s our understanding, not our fame.
What we own is taken from the earth and from others.
It returns to them when we die.
But love, wisdom, and beauty,
they strengthen the fabric of creation.
They accrue to God, enlarge our very souls.
These are our true legacy and our ongoing life.

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