Seems the marketing strategy of the church these days is: “You can have the life you’ve always wanted.”
But who would want a life that looks like a cross?
–Rodney Reeves, Spirituality According to Paul (33)
Most men die at 27, we just bury them at 72.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
William Wallace in Braveheart
You are stronger than you think you are…
… and weaker than you realize.
You are uniquely and wonderfully special…
… and you are broken.
You strive for love and acceptance…
… and you’ve never been unloved.
Everything you need
is nowhere that you’re looking.
(Check out Hebrews 12:1-3 for further reflection.)
When we give,
we receive what matters most.
When we serve,
our deepest needs are met.
When we love,
our hearts are fullest.
In living for God and others,
we finally find real life for ourselves.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe