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It Depends

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Bev recently took 5 boxes of perfectly good children’s books from school to a local Opportunity Shop. It was a donation, but they didn’t want any of them! Here we have a place that sells things for cheap to people who might struggle to pay for something new, and they look a gift horse in the mouth. This is a micro dissection of what’s happening in affluent societies today. We often have the perception that life is tough and that we are struggling, but so often, we don’t have the foggiest idea what it means to really be doing it tough.

Now this might sound a bit harsh, but the truth hurts. We feel the world owes us. Why are we so hard done by? Why can’t the government give us more money? The phrase so often mentioned by 1st world citizens is, “I need to find myself!” The more we have, the more we seem to be lost. Maybe we become lost because our privileged lives blur our vision of what’s really important in life. And it’s when we can’t figure out what’s important in life, that we feel lost. Being lost depends on whether you know where you’re going.

But you’re not lost. I’m not either. We are here. Being alive matters. Appreciating our blessings, even if they seem few, is important. Being selfless and being kind is what matters. Spreading unconditional love is what makes life meaningful.When you do those things you will never be lost, because when you live a life of love for others, there won’t be all that stuff that plays hide-and-seek with where you are.

Jesus tells us, “I am the way.” How can we ever feel lost when we have Him as our compass? And he’s pointing us towards those who are really in need and really hurting. When we go there and do that, we will never be lost because He is there every step of the way. And when you walk with “The Way”, how can you be lost?

Have an awesome day!

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