Me Me Me
That is the beauty of the gospel. Everything Jesus taught was to give up yourself for everyone else. One story I have been thinking a lot about lately is the story of the rich man who asked how he could inhert eternal life. It was a simple answer, give up all that he had and follow Christ. I was thinking the other night if I could do that. If I could give up everything and take up the cause. I would like to think I could, and that I would. But in reality I would have to say that I would fall short. I can say that because of the sins of omission. If I can not give of myself in the little things, how do I expect to give up the big things.
It’s a horrible pattern we are in. We have become so focused on everything but what is really important. I do not think it is irreversible. I think that there is a lot of good out there. I do not think that the good in this world is the minority. I just think it is being overshadowed. It’s the small things that make a difference. It’s the everyday caring and love between neighbors, communities, and our society in general that can over come sins of omission. All we need to do is start with ourselves. Start giving and caring a little more, and pretty soon the world will start looking a little better.
And having said that I wish you all a great weekend.