Everything in life that’s good, that has a purpose, that can accomplish something, it demands something of us. Everything.
So, the question is not will you give of your time or your talents or your gifts. It is not will you give of your resources. The question is this.
To what will you give these things to? Will you give these things to things that are passing, or will you give these things to things that counts.
Jesus poses it this way in Matthew 16: 25-26:
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
So, if you give everything, and gain everything, but in that process lose your soul, what have you really gained? If you give yourself to your work. Or your hobbies. Or your whatever . . .
And you lose your soul, what have you gained? Nothing.
Are you giving yourself to what counts? Are you living for what counts? Are you focused on what counts?
Today, we will give part of ourselves, our stuff, our everything away. Are we giving it to what counts? Are we living for what counts?
Cause if we can everything that this world has to offer, but focus on the wrong thing, what have we done?
Faith, family, friends. These things. They matter.
May we live for what truly counts.
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