Eternal

Posted: September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

What do you want that has eternal significance? That was the question asked by the minister in church this Sunday. The minister then read a passage from the book of Isaiah. The passage was a prophetic one concerning the Messiah of the Christian faith. The minister then began to preach about the power and importance of the Messiah. As a believer, I am sold on the power and position of the Messiah.

What do you want that has eternal significance? This question was an odd one for me, and I found myself fixating on the question for the entirety of the sermon. I know that this was not the sermon’s theme but I did seem to find a way around my fixation.  Why the fixation you may ask? I also asked myself the same question, and I guess the reason for the fixation was a matter of personal philosophy. See I believe that everything we do has eternal significance. In Meditations Marcus Aurelius mentions this. In the Christian Bible, this is also mentioned Matthew 9:35-38.  So it seems to me that the question is rhetorical because everything we do has eternal significance.  This philosophy should cause self-reflection. Steve Jobs said in a moving speech that, “Every morning he looked himself in the mirror and asked himself,”If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row. I know I need to change something.” What everyone does matters a lot and forever.

 

 

I challenge you today, to live like what you are doing matters and like today may be the last day of your life. Living this way will be scary but it should also be freeing and empowering.

peace

john3c

 

 

 

What we do now echoes in eternity.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

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