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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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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

All that there is

You have heard the expression, no doubt: "110 per cent".

"During this peak period we expect 110% from each of you"....

"If we have any hopes of getting to the playoffs, each one of you has to give 110% 100% of the time".....

The phrase is tossed around at staff meetings in offices, in the locker room before a big game, as part of dialogue for a sitcom.

The phrase has been rattling through my mind. I listen to my friends recount their days and how there seem to be more things to do than time to do them. I hear myself recount my day - with its failures and successes - to my God before bedtime and bemoan that there are more things to do than time to do them. Of course we want to do our best; we will give "110%" to the task at hand, and the next and the next and the next......

I don't recall a change in the cultural climate that precipitated this expectation of over-achievement. In retrospect it really doesn't add up, does it? The very, very best we can ever give - with our short attention spans, our aches and pains, our limited financial resources - is 100 per cent.

How much - in his passionate life and death - did Jesus give? All that He was. One hundred percent. All that there is for love. If that is our most perfect example, what then can we give for His sake? 100%: all that there is - and that is quite sufficient indeed.


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