Losing to Win

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Luke 9:48

“For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.”

Our egos tell us to strive to be “number one”…to be praised and to always be right. Jesus made the statement above after hearing his followers argue over which of them was the “greatest.” You can just see Jesus shaking his head and asking himself, “Will they ever get it?” The process of finding true life and your true self…is in letting go, not clinging to anything…and dying to the insatiable desires of the ego. This allows God’s goodness to fill us. When we are full of ourselves (ego) there is no room for God. The path to greatness in God’s kingdom…is downward to help those in need. This is what we saw so powerfully demonstrated by Pope Francis during his visit to the United States. When we follow Jesus and serve others…we paradoxically find ourselves and experience wholeness…while leading others to wholeness as well.

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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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