I was hungry

I found this poem based on Matthew 25 from the point of view of a homeless woman, written by John Stott, it is pretty challenging, have a wee read of it, post any comments you have.
I was hungry and you formed a humanities group to discuss my hunger.
I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel and prayed for my release.
I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.
I was sick and you knelt and thanked God for your health.
I was homeless and you preached to me the spiritual love of God.
I was lonely and you left me alone to pray for me.
You seem so holy, so close to God,
But I am still very hungry –and lonely –and cold.
John Stott, Issues facing Christians today

2 thoughts on “I was hungry

  • February 21, 2011 at 10:20 am
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    you are the only one i HAVE COME ACROSS WHO CREDITS IT TO john stott..all the rest over the internet say Anonymous and so many diffrent presachers on their websites say about 3 john..could you please clarify and post a brief summary?

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  • February 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm
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    you are the only one i HAVE COME ACROSS WHO CREDITS IT TO john stott..all the rest over the internet say Anonymous and so many diffrent presachers on their websites say about 3 john..could you please clarify and post a brief summary?

    Reply

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