Saturday, April 18, 2015
what political party was Jesus?
many people think of Jesus as a liberal. but most liberals, i think, would be uncomfortable with what He says in today's readings. (it's ok... most conservatives would be uncomfortable with many things He said, too. He wasn't a Republican OR a Democrat).
Jesus says to take the money from someone with just a little and give it to someone with a great deal! even in the parable, people complained about this. but this is the way life is, isn't it?
we see this with all of our talents. if you use your muscles, you get more. if you use your singing ability, it gets better. if you use your brain, you become smarter. if you invest your money wisely, you get more money.
God takes care of us, and the poor will always be our responsibility to take care of. but God created the world, and in the world if you use what you're given well, you get more.
what gifts do you have that He wants you to stop hiding and put to good use?
God, please teach me to use the gifts you've given me ... and use them well.