Attitude Adjustment

“Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:26-28, NIV).

Jesus’ words jump off the page as they diverge from what we routinely witness in today’s culture. We see that Jesus had God’s agenda in mind. He knew he would face death on the cross—the ultimate act of service for us. In contrast, I’m observing and reading a lot about entitlement these days. We’re seeing a coddled generation, but how many of us who are older have adapted this same behavior? Are we expecting others to serve us, meeting our perceived needs and demands? Continue reading “Attitude Adjustment”

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Don’t Miss Spring

Spring is my favorite season, and goes away all too quickly in the area we live. tulip-683989_640Echoing what I pray for myself, I pray for each of my readers you will not miss spring. Take the time to savor the budding trees, emerging plants and bulbs, and greening grasses. Along these lines, my new favorite word is renascent which means “being reborn; springing again into being or vigor.” (Dictionary.com, 2016) This week I am particularly enjoying watching my day lilies push out of the ground with their leaves first crumpled over and then gradually strengthening each day. May you also pause this Holy Week to reflect on the new life we have available through Jesus Christ, and how the Holy Spirit renews, strengthens, and sustains us.

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