“I don’t know if you have ever struggled with deciding whether you should dedicate your professional talents and skills exclusively to the Church. But for me, it was a big no.”
Category: Living Kingdom
The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector isn’t for Pharisees, it’s for “some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else” (Luke 18:9). Was Jesus talking about you and me?
In the parable of the unmerciful servant, we get a play by play of a man who just like each of us wants forgiveness but yet does not extend the same mercy and kindness to others.
Everywhere around us, there are people lost in their sins and who are waiting to be found.
Is it possible we may share more in common with the wicked tenants than the ones the landowner replaces them with?
The parable of the new wineskins is more than just about wine and wineskins. It’s about Jesus, the kingdom of heaven and me.
Just as every sheep is special in the sight of the shepherd, every child of Adam is unique and precious to the loving Creator.
This story is an exploration of the divine inclination towards “social justice”, what social justice should look like in the life of the believer, and how the way that we treat others in this life informs our treatment in the next.
In terms of declaring God in a secular society, genuine Christian living is our best tool, maybe even our only hope.
We must be intentional about slowing down the pace of our lives so that we can reorder our priorities and live out the greatest commandment.