September 22, 2019 – Thoughts by Rev Kev

Listening to what Jesus says to us this week in the gospel, “No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate the one and love the other or be attentive to one and despise the other.” The balancing act—living a divided life happens to many of us. So if want to be happy, we have to choose those things that have the power to make us happy: loving, sharing, living with a thankful heart, naming our gifts with delights and then taking delight in carrying them to the people for whom they are in-tended. If we want to be happy, we have to choose those things and then pursue them with all the vigor, intensity, ingenuity, and single mindedness of that crooked manger in the gospel. That is what Jesus is saying.

“Choose!” says the Lord “and then act with everything that is in you. Put your hand to the plow and do not turn back! Choose and do not ever turn back,” says the Lord.

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