Sunday, September 22, 2013

Serving Two Masters

"No man can serve two masters." (Lk 16:13)
I know I serve 2 masters. I don't set out to do that. But I know I do.
I want to put God first. But then I choose myself instead.
I want to be available for others when they need me, but then I choose myself instead.
I watch TV instead of praying.
I talk instead of listening.
I complain instead of speaking life-giving words to another.
I walk away in my own dream world instead of giving the loving hug to another.
I want to put God first. But I sometimes put myself and other things first. I do not want to. I do not mean to. But I do.
The good news is, Jesus knows that. Which is why he tells us these stories and gives us these words.
God knows I need the reminder.
Dear Lord, help me to put You first. Help me to serve only You. Thank you for forgiving me and loving me when I don't. Amen.

1st published 9/19/10

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