Shilpa Goel is an author, poet, and editor. She has compiled and edited five anthologies of poems and short stories about romance and travels. Her work has been published in eight anthologies. Shilpa shares her poetry, prose, and quotes regularly on Instagram (@meetlife240) and has readers from all over the world. She has been listed among top 10 on the list of 31 Modern Poets You Should Follow by NxtModern.com. She is the author of Poetic Letters To God.
Monday, December 24, 2012
God Won't Ask!!
I read this lovely poem in a magazine....
GOD WON'T ASK
God won't ask what kind of fancy car you drove.
He will ask how many people you took to church who didn't have transportation.
God won't ask the square footage of your house.
He will ask how many people you helped who didn't have a house.
God won't ask how many fancy clothes you had in your closet.
He'll ask how many of these clothes you gave to the Salvation Army.
God won't ask what social class you were in.
He'll ask what kind of "class" you displayed.
God won't ask how many material possessions you had.
He'll ask whether those material possessions dictated your life.
God won't ask what you highest salary was.
He'll ask if you trampled over any people to obtain that salary.
God won't ask how much overtime you worked.
He'll ask if you worked overtime for your family.
God won't ask how many promotions you received.
He'll ask what you did to promote others.
God won't ask what your job title was.
He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.
God won't ask how many promotions you took to chase a dollar bill.
He'll ask how many promotions you refused to advance your family's quality of life.
God won't ask how many degrees you had.
He'll ask how many people you thanked for helping you get those degrees.
God won't ask what your parents did to help you.
He'll ask what you did to help your parents.
God won't ask how many friends you had.
He'll ask how many people you were a friend to.
God won't ask what you did to protect your rights.
He'll ask what you did to protect the right of others.
God won't ask how many times you told the truth.
He'll ask how many times you told a lie.
GOD WON'T ASK ABOUT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN.
HE WILL ASK ABOUT THE COLOR OF YOUR HEART.
...... I am touched by this! How about you??
Something to think about:
ALL OF US WILL STAND IN FRONT OF GOD SOMEDAY AND EVERYTHING WE DID, SAID, THOUGHT, WILL ALL COME TO LIGHT.