Day 28 of Lent

To accept the Kingdom is to put other things first.  Always remember that whatever Christ may ask you to give up is, in comparison to what he offers, mere chaff.

We constantly choose between God's creation story as told in Genesis - or the creation story as told by the world.  One offers order, hope, peace, purpose, and participation with God in creating life.  The other offers chaos, violence,"might makes right", subjugation to God (or any God ordained entity), and ultimately death.

We are created in the image of God and worth redeeming.  Give up your stories of despair, fear, and hate.  Accept a new story of hope, faith, and love.