I am a rich welfare recipient

God blesses those who are poor [in spirit] and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matt. 5:3

Being dependent takers who don’t work for what we get or negotiate our own terms flies in the face of the “American way” and is a hard idea to accept or practice. We are are like spiritual welfare recipients who can never earn enough bank or work our way out of our spiritually impoverished environment. Dependence is no trap to keep us poor, the more we recognize our need and simply take from Christ, the richer our spiritual lives become.

Jesus, gimme, gimme, gimme…what You want me to have.