You Matter!

My brother posted these two words on his Facebook page a couple of days ago. Since then, I have been pondering them and their significance in light of our world .   

It seems to me, these two words summarize a major problem we have in our society. 

 From my perspective, we as a society, are really self-centric!  We only care for ourselves!  Every thing must orbit around us and therefore the needs of others slide down on the list of importance.

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Requiring All

emptypockets300I think we live in a society that doesn’t want to get involved, doesn’t want to be counted on, doesn’t want to be committed – unless it’s fun and you can “come and go” as you like, and you can remain un-attached, remain unanimous and if it doesn’t cost you much.  It has to revolve around the individual –it’s all about me and what I want.

This philosophy manifests itself in relationships, families, and churches, organizations in lack of participation, faithfulness, attendance, and giving.    In each of these examples commitment and taking responsibility are lacking.

There are few who will empty their pockets to give their all, to be totally committed to something or someone.  But Jesus, when questions by the scribes, said that is what we would need to do when we love Continue reading