YOU ARE RICH (A Poem to show how Priviledged those of us who live in the West are)

If you had toys to play with when you were young then you are rich

If when you wake up this morning you were confused as to what you will wear for the day then you are rich

If you have eaten breakfast, lunch and even snack today then you are rich

If you have a PSP, DS, computer games, Wii, or Xbox then you are rich.

If you had your shower this morning then you are rich

If you have a bed to sleep in tonight then you are rich

If you have a house to go tonight or renting then you are rich

If you have a duvet to cover yourself tonight then you are rich

If you are wearing shoes, trainers, sandals etc then you are rich

If you are wearing clothes then you are rich

If you brush your teeth this morning then you are rich

If you have at least £1 then you are rich

If you receive pocket money from your parents/guardian then you are rich

If you have a job then you are rich

If you can read and write then you are rich

If you went to Primary School then you are rich

If you are in Secondary School then you are rich

If you have access to education then you are rich

If you have consistent electricity supply to use then you are rich

If you have a family, guardian or people around you then you are rich

If you have a mobile phone then you are rich

If you can afford to go on public transport then you are rich

If you have eaten for the last seven days then you are rich

If you can afford McDonalds, KFC, Burger King etc then you are rich

If you have a computer or Lap top at home that you can use then you are rich

If you can afford to go to the Cinema then you are rich

If you have access to Health services then you are rich

If you have a television at home then you are rich

If you have a DVD player or Blue Ray then you are rich

If you have an iPod, iPad or Kindle etc then you are rich

 

 

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About israelolofinjana

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is an ordained and accredited Baptist minister and has pastored Crofton Park Baptist Church (2007-2011) and Catford Community Church (2011-2013). He is currently the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multicultural church in south east London. He is Nigerian coming from a Pentecostal background. He holds a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MTh from Carolina University of Theology (CUT). Israel is the editor of “Turning the Tables on Mission: Stories of Christians from the Global South in the UK” and author of “Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe” and “20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria” He has spoken in a number of conferences regarding reverse mission and Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and has also contributed to academic journals and Christian magazines on the subject of Black Majority Churches (BMC) in Britain. He is currently co-opted as a member of the Baptist Union Council. Israel is also one of the Directors of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World an initiative design to train and equip pastors and missionaries from the South. He is a member of the Global Connections council. When he is not preaching or writing he is playing with Lego! He is happily married to Lucy who works as an administrator and research co-ordinator for the Evangelical Alliance. She is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), earning a BA in Social Anthropology and International Development. Lucy loves baking and watching movies!
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One Response to YOU ARE RICH (A Poem to show how Priviledged those of us who live in the West are)

  1. Hilary Johnston says:

    Powerful poem. Makes you think.
    Hilary, Cape Town

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