Daily Devotional for April 29
April 29 Luke 9:1-17
"Since wen," she said,
"Did you be God?
Since wen do you know how
It be to see yo' baby die of a fit in the 'mergency room
Wit his brother lookin' on?
You white woman wit a pencil
In yo' hand.
You go back and tell them kids
Thet they ain't gonna be no food
In the kitchen. Just bugs.
No food cuz the govamint
Think we got too much money ahready."
So much around me seems unfair. I look for some "bureau"
or "center" or "office" where I can direct those who need
so much. Next time I try to refer them on, please say to me
as you did to the apostles, "You give them something to eat."
Remind me that I have every chance to multiply the portion
that I have. Give me your hand and your permission. Oh, and
send someone with baskets for the leftovers.
From The Road to Emmaus - An inclusive devotional Edited by Joseph W. Houle
Emmaus House of Prayer - Washington D.C