to the rich, for you have received your only compensation.
to you who are bloated now, for you will be hungry in eternity.
to you who are laughing now, for you will cry bitter tears.
to you who judge others harshly, for that is how you will be judged.
to you who hate, for you will be lost and alone in eternity.
to you, the hypocrite and pretender to the Way of God: You are like
a dog sleeping in a manger; neither do you eat, nor do you let the
livestock eat. You cleanse and polish the outside of your bowl, but
the inside is full of deceit and decadence. You are like whitewashed
tombs, beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of death and
decay. You who outwardly appear as the just and the righteous, but
hide your hearts of iniquity and larceny beneath your fine-woven
cloth; you who praise and quote the prophets, but are the children
of their executioners; you who surround yourself with the finest of
luxury, parade yourself in public places to be seen by all, sit in
the front row of the church or temple and sing loud praises to God,
and then leave to foreclose on the house of a widowed mother; you
who tithe and tax even the small comforts and simple pleasures of
life for money to pave the roads to your estates. You are a brood of
vipers and will be cast together into the darkest pit of eternity.
2005 Michael John Harding - Madstork Press - All Rights Reserved
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