It’s a simple choice, really,

one that should be easy.

Do we create need –

Building our lives around a void

that we feed and feed,

but is never satisfied;

Storing more than we will ever use,

to silence our fear,

while ignoring the cries of those we have left empty?




Do we create plenty –

Finding satisfaction in enough,

finding joy in what can’t be owned

and life in what is not for sale;

Seeking to share life and joy and food and wealth,

so that these blessings are multiplied,

and celebrated.

Teach us, Jesus, in our homes and families,

our communities and neighbourhoods,

our countries and continents,

to always make the simple choice

to create plenty

wherever and however we may.