I often refer to the sentiment: “It’s not just pie-in-the-sky when you die; it’s also steak-on-your-plate while you wait.” It may be rather crude and unscientific, but I like the simple way it encourages us to realise that although we know we ought to live with eternity in mind, we also need to understand that life was always meant to be a fulfilling prospect too.
Some excellent material on Worldview:
(1st in a series of short clips on Worldview)
Mankind’s insatiable appetite for progress, improvement and perfection drives us to seek great achievements in fulfilling that appetite. One can easily become obsessed with things like accumulating knowledge, attaining athletic prowess or taking extreme measures to maintain our youthful good looks. But does this really achieve what it sets out to do…?
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” (Jim Carrey)
We learn from Jesus meal with Simon the Pharisee, not unlike with His meal with the tax collectors and sinners, that Jesus came for those who were in great need…
An eye for an eye..?
We have been inexorably drawn into the claims culture. We are bombarded with adverts like, “Have you been in a no-fault accident?” We have been given to believe that someone is always to blame; Jesus reminds us that it used to be normal to seek recompense when wronged, even to the point of death; now we are being encouraged not to resist when wronged…