Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Living Other Worldly

““But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

It is as though Jesus expects his  followers to live with sacrificial discomfort, laying up expectation for the life after this. Lest we be comforted only here, or sharing only in this life, laughing only here while others suffer, and living only for earthly respect. No, as Jesus's disciples, we learn that this life must be lived with a view to comforting others, not just ourselves; and sharing our food with others, for how much can we consume ourselves; and mourning with those who mourn, to build their spirits up; and living with the hope that heaven will speak well of us.

How you doing with that?