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We stand before the Lord

like a child with her hand in the candy jar.

who finds he cannot withdraw his hand

without letting go of the candy.

She is unwilling to do this

The candy represents everything we want in life

at that moment.

But he child is helpless

caught between 2 desires

candy vs. freedom.

As he cries, dad comes

realizing her helplessness

he offers a larger, better piece of candy

if she will let go of the piece in the jar.


Similarly

we call out in our suffering

caught between the goods God of the world

and the good God and his freedom.

God comes to us

presenting the perfect image of love and humanity

in the one we call Christ

Christ says, “Come to me, all I have is yours”

Take care!

‘Be on your guard

for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possession.

Without his call

we’d never give up the goods of the world

But thanks be to God who has given us that victory through Jesus Christ.