"Gods Kingdom"

Gods Kingdom is for models
For the elite and well-to-do.
Gods kingdom is for superstars-
Gods kingdom is not for you.

Only Gods true children,
Get blessed with special things–
Like motor boats, and pick-up trucks
And enormous diamond rings.

At church we plan great parties,
Where we eat and drink and chat,
And tell each other all the things
That we are better at.

We never are in danger–no,
God shields us from the outside life.
We can not raise a finger, lo–
It might cause us some awful strife.

Gods children are the choosey ones.
Not chosen–we chose him!
And this club He is the center of–
- It’s hellish to get in.

We know we are above all else,
Heck, even God himself.
And maybe after a little while,
We’ll put God on a shelf.

We’ll still plan our great parties,
We’ll still boast about our wealth.
And we’ll pity those with ugly clothes
And the poor and sick in health.

“Gods Kingdom” is a special club–
We named it after him.
But now that we have kicked God out,
It’s feeling rather grim.


3 Responses to “"Gods Kingdom"”

  • Lizzy Says:

    love what you wrote about God’s kingdom, especially the last stanza. I could actually feel the grim..need to get back on track and allow God to re-enter my life again. Thanks for the reminder! :)

  • Kannadian Says:

    I loved this. Did you write it?

  • Courteney Rodda Says:

    Thanks! Yeah, I wrote it a couple months ago. I live in an area where there are a lot of rich Christian people, and it can get a little tough to look at, at times. Being impacting as a person who just happened to be born in a privileged country is something I feel strongly about. It’s not always easy to look beyond our own little bubble, but I feel it’s absolutely necessary.

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