SUMC Spiritual Vitamins (8-7-2020)
“Whoever seeks to keep his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life shall preserve it.” - Luke 17:33
Some say, “Nice guys finish last.” But Jesus says, “The meek will inherit the earth.” Some say, “To survive, we need to be selfish, greedy and hateful.” But Jesus teaches us that we need to be selfless, generous, and loving. The truth is that we live our best life when we are good to one another.
Dear Lord, please save us from our greed, selfishness, and hatred. Help us to find a true life by sacrificing our lives for the good of fellow human beings. Amen.
1. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. -Confucius
2. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. -James Bryce
3. Look for what Jesus himself taught instead of being satisfied with what has been taught about him. – Geza Vermes