Don't bother comin'
Soul Snack 213/12 ... Don't bother comin'
God gave us sport, art, sex, music, learning and a host of other things as a means of creating joy and love. We have turned them into competitions so fierce that those who can't be number one in their chosen field consider they are failures.
The moment we began to define ourselves according to what we do instead of what we are (created in the Image of God) we lost what was essential about being human. Jesus proved this by thanking His father for choosing the losers in this world to become the winners. Jesus sat with sinners and not saints. Jesus honored those man would not. He still invites and still holds this caveat:
Come as a child or don't bother coming at all.
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Lk 18:16-17)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"A worn Bible belongs to someone who isn't." ~ anon
Today's SoulSnack is reproduced and edited with permission from Rev. Warren Hicks ~ Presbyterian minister at Camden NSW.