Happy. Poor.

Wind rustling on mountain grass

dies down

as the word comes from a man far away.


Happy are the poor.

Happy are the poor in spirit.

Theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


The people look around,

puzzled by incongruous concepts.

Happy and poor.

Am I happy enough to be poor in spirit?

Am I poor enough to be happy?

Is my spirit so in need and desperate

that I can cling to the one that can make me holy?

Is my life so rich that I can forsake it all?

Happy. Poor. Heaven.


About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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