We are a people of privilege and entitlement.
We are among the haves––
we have education,
Too often we are indulgent and self-sufficient consumers.
We speak of our achievements and accomplishments.
Sometimes we offer God liturgies of disregard,
litanies of selves made too big.
But we hear faint reminders of
a better way.
+ W. Brueggeman, “Well Arranged Lives”
from Prayers for a Privileged People