Thursday, May 30, 2013
While the terminology may be dated, it must be remembered that the Kingdom of God has an upside down hierarchy. The greatest are those who serve others today and those on the top of the heap today will be on the bottom in the coming kingdom. Today's poor await treasures in heaven while the earthly wealthy already have their reward.
And to me, a bit of poverty for the 70ish years one spends on earth is well worth the coming reward.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
If the people who metaphorically stand on street corners praying, "Thank God, I'm not a sinner like that man over there," started a church with the people ignoring the beam in their own eye to point out the splinter in another's, it would be called the Christian Right.