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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wise Investments

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  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.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

What refreshing words!  We've all heard them before, or read them - yet those same words pull me up short more often than I care to admit to!  We hanker for more "stuff" and are certainly encouraged by society that someway, somehow more will always be better.  More money, more land, more clothing, more food, more shelter (and more hired hands to keep that shelter and 'stuff' organized).

In downsizing over the last ten years I've come to understand that - for me - "the best things in life" aren't things at all.  Instead, I find myself investing time, talent and resources in people, justice and happiness. 

Jesus tells us that the kingdom is ours already: we are welcome there, the soul's joyful destination.  What, then, is our treasure?  Friendship is a purse that won't wear out; no thief can steal your faith or happiness; no moth can destroy your compassion or solidarity with those who thirst for justice. 

Where is your heart, your passion?  Chances are, you'll find true treasure there!


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