Jesus encouraged his disciples to live as if the end of this world was coming any day.  He didn’t see this as bad news, but as good news.  This fallen, broken world was coming to an end and what awaited us was God’s complete kingdom.  What if we lived with this awareness and attitude?  What would you change? Would you keep your job? Are there relationship issues you’d address–sorries to extend, forgivenesses to accept? Are there worries you would let go of? Do you think having this information would be a burden or a liberation? We’ll explore what it looks like to live as those who are just passing through this world.

Gospel Message | Luke 12:32-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Watchful Slaves

35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36 be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

39 “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he[a] would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

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