Experts. We see and hear them everywhere, telling us where to invest our retirement funds, what to wear, where to vacation this summer, what to eat, who to vote for. What makes them experts? Sometimes, it’s hard to tell! But often, it’s years of work experience or analysis. They’re not always lying to us, but they do have an agenda, whether it’s getting ratings or followers or likes and shares.
Jesus has only one agenda: loving and serving God. We may get a little itchy and uncomfortable about some of the ways he advises us to do that, like humbling ourselves and casting aside a love of possessions in favor of sharing with our brothers and sisters in need. Despite how we may feel about it, we never have to wonder about the basis for Jesus’ advice to us. It’s heaven-sent.
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