On Pretending to be Poor

It has become apparent that I am entering a new realm of earthly society. That of the privileged and bored. I have never sought company with the rich because I have always been content where I am. God has given me health, my daily bread and the capacity to serve others. Why stick my nose where it did not belong. I was, and still am, a content peasant.

But it seems God has bigger plans for me. Perhaps that of really helping people, through music, and reaching a wider audience than those in my immediate surroundings. And for this to be done I must learn to conduct myself with the privileged and powerful. In all sincerity, I ask for God’s help in this. For in many ways they are just as malnourished as the underprivileged.

Their’s is an interesting, all-be-it sad state of existence, with everyone out-right owning properties or studios or storefronts yet straight-faced asking for monetary donations in the name of getting by.

At first, Father forgive me, I was outraged. Poverty is not a game, a joke, or an aesthetic. Then I realized, it is to them. My beloved romantic Victor Hugo spoke truth when he said,

“There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.”

And I stormed off and thought… What Would Jesus Lady Do? With $700 in the bank and no way of knowing where more income will come from, how would a woman of faith react. And it dawned on me, I would give them my last dime if they asked me for it. So, what harm is donating $10 to someone who is spiritually starved and this may be the only nourishment they seek. I prayed it would make them happy, though I knew it would not. Father, why have you created such an animal as money? Why must those glutton on it always be starved for more?

Personally, reader, I am also seeking to change my ways towards money, having been a penny-pincher my entire impoverished life. “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” If money be the only bread the spiritually poor seek, then I will share it with them.  I will exhaust all routes in the opening of my heart. And I believe monetary generosity to be one of them. “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”

It’s all in the game and all in His name. Hosanna.

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