So much of our energy is focused on what we are supposed to do at any given moment, we hardly listen to what Jesus is saying.
Jesus is focused on our being whole
Proper 18A | Matthew 18:15-20
I’m going to guess that you’ve had a disagreement at some point in your life. It’s a pretty safe bet. Everyone has had at least one. Chances are good that all of us have had more than one. It’s even safe to say that most have us have had a relationship end over a fight or some conflict.
So not only is the idea of disagreeing with other people familiar, it’s something we all have experience with.
I know many of you also, when you’re feeling grief or frustration, want to turn it around—bring some order or resolution to the encounter. In other words, you want to know what you are supposed to do.
Today, people spend millions of dollars on self-help seminars hoping to get precisely that: knowledge of what to do. Honestly, I think the most anxiety-producing question is not “what is the meaning of life?” It’s “what am I supposed to do?”
Because we assume there is always something we are supposed to do.
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