A Zen master once asked, “What, at this moment, is lacking?”


Mark 10:29-30

Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age.”


Our culture encourages us to grab as much as we can for ourselves.

This is consumerism.

Jesus calls us to turn away (“repent”) from this way of trying to attain happiness. Instead…he instructs us to give.

While many believe their possessions or status defines them…Jesus says the opposite. You will never know who you truly are until you disassociate yourself from those things.

Notice that he did not say to renounce those things. This is not getting rid of…but simply not clinging to.

It is only when you let go of the things your mind has been craving and your hands have been grasping…that you will be free to do God’s work (your work).

It’s only in giving yourself away in the service of others that you will finally find your true self…your true calling.

That will be worth a hundred times more now than all the possessions you could ever hold!


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Remember…God loves you!


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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