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

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Pete McM
The original founder of All4God, Pete is 26, lives in Northern Ireland, is a junior doctor, Ulster fan and is passionate about Jesus
  • Chiroots

    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?

  • Chiroots

    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?