Humanity needs saving;
we have abused all of God’s creation.
Our leaders speak of planet Earth
as if it is ours to rape and plunder at will.
We care not for our future or
the future of our children or grandchildren.
Our greed is destroying our very existence.
Our desire for the artificial dream of
wealth through money is leading us to destruction.
More is our prayer for the future.
The false God, money, or mammon
as named in the Bible, promises us
a glorious and fanciful lifestyle.
It need not be this way!
Reading Jeremiah, we note that Yahweh
withdraws aid to the people Israeli and Judah
for not following His will,
that the country if filled with false profits
and religious leaders,
pretending to offer the word of Yahweh;
He is tired of the leaders doing just
the bidding of the rich.
But this is only the Old Testament;
and our country is a Christian country.
We know this for our political and religious leaders
promise us that we are different
because we follow Christ.
Yet how many of our leaders spurned the will of God.
How important is wealth in this country.
The average voter is promised equality,
but all benefits go to the rich.
Our religious leaders support the big money
in religion and politics.
We are no different than the ancients in Israel and Judah.
Our actions condemn our words.
We vote for leaders who promise us the world
and deliver nothing to us.
We do this with every election.
The extraordinary tax cuts will not be rolled back,
because if the leaders do this, they will be voted out
because we will be convinced that the richer
the rich are, the better off we are. We do not learn.
© Russell Kendall Carter