May 15, 2016

Fun!


The definition of fun includes the words "amusement," and "playfulness," and in general, it is something that is done for the purpose of feeling entertained.

Followers of Jesus look to him to define life and how it is to be lived.

I cannot for the life of me find that Jesus did anything for fun.

His life was full of purpose, and the driving force of his life was (is) love.

He came that we might not have a fun life but an abundant life.

His command to his followers is to die to self, and in that dying, his followers find fullness of life.

It is not in being amused, and entertained, and in playing that we are born to new life.

It is in dying.

Your flesh will fight that dying process.

The dying process is called repentance.

When we die to spite, prejudice, willfulness, manipulation, lying, laziness, or in a word, hate, we live.

Do you love your neighbor as yourself?

Do you love God with all your heart?

Then you will not be seeking to be entertained, but to entertain, and serve, and love.

And the woman, who follows Jesus, will find that to be fun indeed.

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