Awakening a Keen Observer

Monday, September 27, 2010

What are YOU worth?

Greetings friends,

The other day I was thinking about my income and salary and what I would have to live on day by day and at one point it seemed like a real challenge. Then I stumbled on a note.. That's global rich list and it would figure for me where I stood in line with everyone on the globe in income.

Trust me when I say I was surprised to think that I would be in the 4.06% of the richest people on the planet. So that helped to put things into perspective.

I know that I have plenty of things and as we plan to move I'm trying--really trying to pare down those things. It's not easy. For me a lot of what I have once belonged to someone I love, my grandmother, my parents, etc. They are not so much just stuff. There is meaning with them. But is that where I should PUT meaning. I know the answer to that and imagine you do too.

We all have friends who have lost their 'things' in floods or tornado or hurricane. They didn't choose to lose their belongings.

Ok, now stay with me because I am going somewhere with this!

In seminary one of the first Greek words they had us learn was the Verb "to Loose"
I don't remember the Greek but I do remember thinking that odd. Now, after some years I think I get it more. We are bound by so many 'things' and expectations and troubles and shoulds and oughts in the world that we see some way to be loosed... to loosen the things that hold us down.

That is a real Gospel Message. If we have Jesus we have everything and are free.

Perhaps I should say since we have Jesus! Or would you be more comfortable with When we have Jesus?

But it's true
now to live into that in the next month
I'll let you know how its going.

God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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