Educating for the Lived Gospel #216

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. (Ex 20:2-3)

This passage is a timeless reminder that faith in God saved us – and continues to save all people of faith. In a world of money and technology, it is easy to think we have everything we need i.e. we control our own destiny and we don’t need God. It is easy to keep this illusion up for a long time – until reality bites! Whether our focus is money, power, addiction or just control, our lives are not as they should be. This is not for the God’s sake – this is for us. If my focus is money, power, addiction or control then the world begins and ends with me. I am not in right relationship. Rather, my relationships are more like transactions, skewed towards me. We are made for relationships and despite the barriers we put up, our hearts will continue to yearn for them. We can burrow deeper into money, power, addiction or control but they will not stop the ache. We are each made to be with and for others. This is the path of wholeness, holiness…and sanity.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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