Counter-Culture

Matthew 13:2
Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.

Jesus was quite the draw. But He was no celebrity. While our culture flocks to worship celebrities who identify with their power, prestige and wealth…Jesus identified with no thing. His identity was not attached to the stuff of this world. He spoke of equality, compassion, humility and detachment from possessions…not renouncing them but just not identifying with them. While we promote competition as the pinnacle principle to success…Jesus promoted helping those who were behind. Jesus never preached winning…but helping the one losing. Crowds came to hear Him speak. Do we make the same effort to listen to Jesus speak through scripture and quiet meditation? Set aside some time to simply sit and listen to the One who will change your life and set you free.

Suggested song of the day– “Listen to Your Heart” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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