by Vern Fein
Warned about the love of money, the worst worm for the heart. Praise to St. Augustine— begged with the poor. Praise to Jesus— flogged the money changers out of the Temple. Praise to Zacchaeus— climbed a Sycamore to give his money back. Praise to the Samaritan— spent his silver to heal when others wouldn’t. Praise to tent-maker Paul— sent gifts to the poor Jerusalem churches. Praise to St. Francis— cared about creatures more than gold. Praise to Luther— ridiculed Indulgences to avoid Purgatory. Praise to St. Damien— lived with lepers though he had a choice. Praise to Wesley loved the poor not their tithes. Praise to Teresa— comforted the dying for a dollar a day. Praise to Jerry and Sue— helped and supported their poor neighbors. Praise their hearts full of Heaven’s Treasure.
Vern Fein has publish over 200 poems on over 80 sites, a number of them being Christian-themed.