Great Plains Daily Devotional for 8/2/2022

Today please be in prayer for

Chaplain, Good Shepherd Hospice
Wichita East District
Chaplain, Robert J Dole VA Medical Center
Wichita East District
Professor and Chair of Dept of Religion
Friends University
Wichita East District
Executive Director
Neighboring Movement
Wichita East District

There once was a Church, “First Church of the Heart”
With the strangest distinction I have to impart.

There were 48 members, and it should be noted,
on the day of elections, every one of them voted.

Not a one of them pushy or preachy or snooty,
One by one, on their own, each one doing their duty.

And that in itself is a sign of some health:
A Church that’s engaged, and not just with itself.

When I tell you what happened, your feelings may change,
For this small, noble church took a turn for the strange.

Though the church wasn’t told — to salvage their pride
Every item they voted? 24 on each side.

Every vote for a candidate, every ballot and bout
Had another vote cast that just cancelled it out!

So the question to ponder, that comes to my mind:
Did First Church of the Heart end up wasting its time?

Are you kidding? Of course not! Any church is a treasure
That can differ in politics but worship together.

May we all be as active, accepting, a part
of the world that we’re in…

Without losing Our Heart.

Have a great week,
Rev. Mitch Todd
Kansas State Campus Minister

mtodd@greatplainsumc.org

*Rev. Mitch Todd writes a weekly devotion blog that can be subscribed to at https://weeklydevotion.com/

 

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