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Sunday Live Morning Worship - 09/18/2022
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WHICH WAY WILL YOU GO?
Luke 16: 19-31
Here is a fascinating meteorological fact. When a drop of water falls on the Continental Divide, if it falls just a little to the one side of the Divide; that drop of water will continue to go and flow on toward the West until it goes out into the Pacific Ocean.
But if that same drop of water falls and turns to the other side of the Continental Divide, it will continue to flow until it reaches the Mississippi Valley, down into the Mississippi River, down into the Gulf of Mexico, and finally out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Isn't it strange how two drops of water could seem to start so nearly in the same place, and yet actually wind-up oceans apart? That is exactly the way it is with people. There are people who come from the same backgrounds, have the same opportunities, in many cases even many of the same genes and chromosomes, the same gifts and abilities, the same outlook on life.
There are many things that can lead us down the wrong path in life, the question is how will we as individuals and the church respond to those who are struggling in life? We don’t know why Lazarus was a beggar but whatever the reason, Lazarus is still a child of God and worthy of kindness and human compassion.
Unfortunately, too many of us respond to Lazarus in the same way as the rich man does. We ignore the beggar on the street. We tell our selves they will miss use our help to justify doing nothing to assist someone who is struggling gin life. We say things like those who are in prison got what they deserved and never go to visit the prisoner or assist in a ministry to let inmates know they are loved by God.
What people do you ignore or even worse make decisions against a whole group of people because of the sexual orientation, color of their skin, social economic status in life? How do you justify your indifference or hate towards others?
Jesus came for all people; he could have turned his back on us as we too are broken and in need of God’s mercy and grace. Jesus came to demonstrate that all people are loved and worthy of God’s love.
We are called to love others as Jesus loves us. Jesus is clear those with the attitude of the rich man will pay the consequences for their indifference and hatred of others.
Jesus calls us to be people of love, justice, and mercy. We may sometimes stumble but we should be moving, striving to live our faith in such a way that we become more like Jesus.
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141 Hwy 87 | P.O. Box 566
Comfort, Texas 78013
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Stay safe and healthy; Stay the Way.