The idea that there is only one ribbon, and it must belong to me, has been the engine room of many disturbances, injustices, and wars. The game your playing? Where you think there are winners and losers? Like a landowner who pays everyone the same.
The Laborers in the Vineyard
Powerful, two minute reads that have helped change the script in thousands of people's lives. Our problem is often that we think too little of ourselves, and at other times, we think too much of ourselves.
We pit ourselves against others. Some days it feels like I get picked all the way down to my toes.
Warning: The last shall be first
After all, love was never fair in the first place. And I hope it never is. It is a gift to see at a new level the glorification of weakness. I want to give others the gift of seeing before it is too late, before it is too late for the world. Who is this international leader who issues the warning about the first and the last? Is Jesus the Christ? We make a dramatic effort to say he was.
Do we even begin to believe this? In the course of my ministry, I was a board member for many organizations. One was a prestigious and well-intentioned foundation, with a board comprised of deeply appreciated and recognized people.
The last shall be first by Michael Spence | The New Criterion
The people they listened to were those who were most accomplished, those who had done important things. They did not listen to Jesus of Nazareth. He was a nobody. The warning of Jesus is being ignored. How do we move toward becoming part of the people whom Jesus felt would be a serious part of the way the world would function in the future? Are we closer now to that which will last forever?
- Next Move, Youre Dead (The Next Move, Youre Dead Trilogy Book 1).
- My Big Fatuous Greek Love Affair?
- Persian Gulf War (America at War).
- The first shall be last and the last shall be first.
It indicated they were selfish like the elder brother. Because they thought they had done more showing they were reasoning on the basis of merit. They thought they had done more than the widow. More in dollars and cents, in the way man looks at things, but not more in sacrifice, the way God see things. In 2 Corinthians the Macedonians could not equal the Corinthians in dollar amount, but in sacrifice they surpassed them.
Did he not have the right to give it to the prodigal as he wanted to? It is controlled by His goodness which does not select people on the basis of merit. If we do not, not only will we exclude ourselves, but by our attitude we will exclude others, too. The one that can only clean the building has as much right to enjoy the blessings of the kingdom as the best preacher or elder.
“The first shall be last and the last shall be first”
In Deut. In the seventh year all debt was forgiven and he would not have to repay him. This the attitude exhibited in Matthew Romans That is, it was not because of our meriting it.
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Therefore God loves without distinction which is the basis of John Matthew Jesus is going to the most religious city in the world and they are going to kill him.