Sermon Illustrations

Mark Morford (columnist at San Francisco Chronicle):” There remains this enormous and wicked socio-cultural myth. It is this:

Hard work is all there is.

a) Work hard and the world respects you.

b)Work hard and you can have anything you want.

c)Work really extra super hard and do nothing else but work and ignore your family

d)Spend 14 hours a day at the office

e)Make 300 grand a year that you never have time to spend,

f)Sublimate your soul to the corporate machine

g)Enjoy a profound drinking problem

h)Own a nice 8 BR mini-mansion you never spend any time in.

You and your shiny BMW 740i will roll right into heaven.

What are you using your talents and skills to accomplish? To get rich or to serve God and others.