Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Some thoughts today . . . Community, Truth, Humility.
We speak of truth and lovely things, but transparency and honesty can sometimes be messy. It is fine, though, God doesn't mind messy.
If Jesus is truth, then why are we so quick to lie to each other as Christians? Are we really that concerned with how we "look" to others?
Too often I compare myself to others whose situation is no better--without Christ, they are also nothing. Jesus is the Model to imitate.
Church should be community, and community is sometimes messy. Unity only comes when we humble ourselves and serve others.
Unity is not uniformity. My brother/sister may look quite different, but our unity is based on what Jesus has done and the example he set.
Come to grips then with this truth--you are not God, but you need God. The only way God fills your need is by Jesus, his Incarnate Word.
If you find a substitute to fill your void, you will always have "less-than-God." This idol will always fail. It cannot do anything less.
God became one of us to reach us. He served humbly, what more can he ask of us? To love one another calls for humble service. It is enough.
Thanks for reading!