Out of Order

It doesn’t make sense…not at first.

It is the opposite of what the world would have us believe.

“The last shall be first, and the first shall be last.”

It’s all – seemingly – out of order.

Our world would have us believe that only the tough, the powerful, the rich, the confident, the well-connected “have what it takes” to live full, meaningful lives.

But Jesus, on his way to Jerusalem to fully establish a different kind of kingdom, a kingdom “not of this world” encouraged his followers to choose a different – a totally different – path.

We are called to live by a completely different set of values – values which show that we are willing to set our wills aside – just like our Lord.  “Not my will, but thine, be done.”

The world may well call you foolish, a dreamer, for doing so.

Yet, in the end, you will find what many have found – those who try to save their lives lose them.  Those who give their lives away – as servant leaders – find the life that is beyond all imagining.

It doesn’t make sense…not at first.

It is, though, the way – the narrow, straight way – to life eternal.  It is the way of Jesus.

Categories Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close