Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ordinary Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today, just a quick thought.  

There was a quote I've read and I'm pretty sure it was by Max Lucado.  At least I give him credit for it when I quote it.  It says "The reason God hates sin so much is because of what it does to His children."  I've been thinking a lot about that quote recently.  My favorite verse in the Bible is John 10:10, "The thief comes to rob, to kill, and to destroy, but I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly."  

In both of these quotes you see the dueling voices that circle around each of us. We see the voice of good, of truth, of God that tells us what is correct. Tells us which way to life. Tells us how to live. 

And we see the voice of evil, of wrong, of the devil, promising us the same thing. Promising us life, and happiness and peace. But, in the end, that voice leads only to our destruction.  It leads only to the destruction of all that we want to be. 

And that is why God hates sin.  His will for us is not sadness and brokenheartedness.  His will for us is life and love and peace.  His will for us is that we are made whole.  That we know forgiveness and grace.  His will for us is that we have that abundant life. 

Today, two voices will come offering you abundant life.  Only one will lead to life. The other will lead to that which will destroy us. 

Today, may we choose life.  

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