Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Before & After

 


Before


I believed in God, but I thought I could move Him.

I was dark in my soul.

I was afraid of many things.

I was afraid of the dark because I had seen a demon.

But still I did not turn.

I was waiting for God to turn-

  to my ideas, my morality, my plans.

I believed right and wrong are social constructs.

I believed people are born that way.

I was pro-life, even then, but I don't know how since everything else 

I thought I understood about right and wrong was a lie.




After


I love you.

I love them enough to tell the truth.

Suddenly I understood there is a right and wrong. (I was relieved.)

No more what is right for you is right.

No more vague sense of moral superiority because I am nicer than you.

No more darkness. 

Jesus set me free.



Do you have a Before and After?



Thursday, June 23, 2022

What does this mean?

 

These are verses about John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus. He was the baby in Elizabeth's womb who jumped when Mary, the Mother of Jesus, spoke to Elizabeth. As an adult John began preaching that the Messiah was coming. 



Matthew 11:10-11


“This is he of whom it is written,


   “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, 

           who will prepare your way before you.’ 


Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”



What does THAT mean, the least of you is greater in the kingdom of heaven than he? How and why can we be (I assuming we are the least) greater than John the Baptist?


Thoughts?