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In this parable, Jesus tells a story of a rich man content in his own wealth. This attitude of self-sufficiency can lead to arrogance or anxiety, both of which lead away from God. Instead, Jesus calls us to seek His kingdom and to joyfully submit to our Shepherd.
My introduction to the Lord’s prayer was, perhaps like most of you, as a child. We memorized it and got a pencil or something for our memory work. In our Baptist tradition, we have not recited this prayer as often as other Christian traditions. My next phase of interaction with this prayer was as an athlete. Unfortunately, as a team, we said this prayer more as a cheer, I’m afraid, then as a prayer. Only in more recent years has this prayer had for me the kind of impact that Jesus intended. I went through it slowly a few years ago, studying the prayer phrase by phrase. I shared some of that during Wednesday evening prayer time and Bible Study.
Concern should lead us to prayer and to share the gospel.
Pastor Case Vink reminded us that we are better as a whole body than as an solo ear. And Pastor Case reminded us of how to be a good body together - sensitive to each other's needs, gifts, and abilities. Even our past bad experiences can become gifts to us and those around us.
Are we truly living out the love that God has called us to?