May our motives be grounded in giving…not grabbing.
(Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE)
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.”
Jesus gives us another lesson today in letting go of attachments.
When we let go of our attachments to all things…even our families…to enter into the Presence of the unrestricted Flow of God’s Love…we experience deep peace.
It is from this place that we are able to cooperate in the channeling of this love to all.
We will be basking in Grace.
Our culture encourages the opposite: grab as much as you can for yourself. This is consumerism. The more stuff we have…the more likely we will become attached to something that will direct us off course.
Jesus calls us to turn away (“repent”) from this way of trying to attain happiness.
He says instead of taking…try giving.
As long as we believe our possessions or status define us…Jesus said you will never know who you truly are. You must disassociate yourself from those things. This is not renouncing…but not identifying with them.
It is only when you let go of the things you’ve been grasping…that your hands will be free to give. And paradoxically…it is then that your hands will be free to receive what God wants to give you.
There will be a free-flowing circle of giving and receiving.
It is 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 than any possession you could ever grasp!
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Remember…God loves you!