11 May 2016
I AM - The Way, the Truth, and the Life - Life
Greetings Dear Reader,
Just a few days ago we pondered life relative to the Resurrection. What I also consider here is the value of all life. I often feel that life is valued less in the world. We devalue life I so many ways.
We have turned life into a disposable thing. We dispose of it in the name of rights and choice. We take for the sake of economy and oil. We turn a blind eye to massacres in unimportant parts of the world. We allow people to starve when our larders are full.
So much of what we do involves life and whether or not it has quality. It is humans that matter. We must care for the rest of life in the world but we must not lose the value of every human life that draws breath. It is in this that we gain the opportunity to show the truth and the way.
Jesus came to give life. We are the ones who deal so readily in death. Even if we are passive we contribute to the loss of respect for life. We must be constantly at war with death. We must fight for life in every aspect. We must make a way for others to live. It is what we are called to do as followers.
Life is the first gift that the Father gives. When we do not value it we do not value the Father. The way and the truth are to follow Christ in seeking to support, protect, and enhance life. If I hope to follow well I must be sure to do this.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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