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DROWNING IN EXCESS

We pray for those among us, and in the world around us, who are burdened not by too little but by too much:

Those who have so much power that they have grown indifferent to the rights and claims of others, and are fast becoming what they do not wish to be;

Those who have so much health that they cannot understand the sick or reckon adequately with their own mortality;

Those who have so much wealth that they prize possessions more than people, and worry into the night about losing what they have;

Those who have so much knowledge that they have grown proud and self-sufficient and lost the common touch;

Those who have so much virtue that they cannot see their sins or appreciate thy grace;

Those who have so much leisure that they move like driftwood on the surface of existence, lacking any cause greater than themselves.

–Ernest T Campbell

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Posted January 7, 2012 by janathangrace in Reading

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