Here’s a reflection on Mark 10: 17-22, the suggested gospel reading for Proper 23 B (the 20th Sunday after Pentecost). It was written by Bruce Prewer.
(inspired by Mark 10: 17-22)
One idolised wealth, another hungered for fame,
so they went sadly away.
One loved career, one the latest fashion,
and they went proudly away.
One lived through her children, one lived for his farm,
so they went busily away.
One fed on the adulation of fans, sport was another’s passion,
so they went impatiently away.
One had the gambling lust, another’s was sex,
so they went madly away.
One wanted to be waited on, one wanted to lie about,
so they went sluggishly away.
One was hooked on sport, one on the next drug fix,
so they went hurriedly away.
One lived for churchly honours, one for churchly clout,
so they went blindly away.
~ Copyright © B.D. Prewer 2002. Posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/