A word to you who have great possessions
James 5 - Practical Religion (conté crayon, b.l.); Colin McCahon Sept 5. (conté crayon, b.r.)
- A word to you who have / great possessions. Weep & / wail over the miserable / fate descending on you / your riches have rotted, / your fine clothes are motheaten, / your silver & gold have rusted away, / and their very rust would be evidence / against you and consume your flesh like fire / you have piled up wealth in / an age near to its close. / The wages you never paid to / the man who mowed your / fields are loud against you, / and the outcry of the reapers has / reached the Lord of Hosts. / You have lived on earth / in wanton luxury, fattening / yourself like cattle - and / the day for the slaughter has come
you have condemned the / innocent and murdered him; / he offers no resistance
Be patient, my brothers, until the Lord / Comes. The farmer looking for the / precious crop his land may yield / can only wait in patience.
1969 Written paintings and drawings: Colin McCahon
Barry Lett Galleries
6/10/1969 - 17/10/1969
The text, with slight modifications, is James 5:1-7 from the New English Bible.