A youth group had its weekly meeting
to learn scripture and do some eating.
They did some bible competition
to keep in spiritual condition.
There were long trips they had to take
so they sold food they had to bake.
They were proud of scripture they could quote
and it made their big egos float.
Another youth group met every week
with actions that seemed to be so meek.
They too had sales at the church front door
to raise funds so they could help the poor.
They fixed houses and applied some paint
and worked so hard they would nearly faint.
The scriptures they were slow to find
but they tried to help the sick and blind.
Although the scripture is good to know
it needs action if it is to grow
and those who can’t quote chapter and verse
can take God’s love to lives that are worse.