Thank you to Brendan Armitage for serving again as our guest devotioneer this week.
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. ( 2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
Enough. What is enough?
Enough food. Enough money. Enough time? What is enough?
Our society defines us as “Consumers”, as though we are some sort of voracious horde of crickets munching through a corn field. That definition proclaims that: dinner is always ready. It’s always time to eat, to buy, to possess. To consume. What a lousy way to live.
Our faith as Christians tells us that we are more than consumers, doesn’t it? Our faith tells us that particular truth…it proclaims that it is through giving, that we receive what we really need. It is through hunger, that we are fed. It is through contributing to a common Mission, that we are truly acting as our best selves. It is through work, that we treasure rest. The pillow at night never feels so luxurious, as when we have had a hard day on our feet, right?
So, today and everyday, make sure that you have some work in your life, that you may feel rest. Make sure that you have some hunger during each day, that you may feel the true pleasure of a meal. Make sure that you have some quiet time to pray and listen to Our Lord speak in your life. Prayer isn’t just about unloading to God about your troubles or concerns. It’s about giving up that particularly human sense of self-control, and listening to that small voice.
Give, to receive…everlasting life.
See you in church.