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It’s that time again!

Yes it is!  Time for the Thanksgiving Eve flash mob.  So whatever you are doing on this day before American Thanksgiving take a break to listen to the words of this song (especially appropriate for these times) or get up and move.  Watch to the end and they will teach you the routine.

Letting go isn’t a one time thing

 

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you      have to do every day, over and over again.”   – Dawson’s Creek

 

I love this quote.  It’s one I think I need to tape to the bathroom mirror.

Living in this world all kind of stuff sticks to us.  And let’s be honest some of it is pretty gross.  We have to let it all go — every day.  If we don’t it will accumulate to the point that it creates major problems.

This is an important part of being in the world but not of the world.  So how do you let go of what no longer serves you?

How Could Anyone Ever Tell You…

“How could anyone ever tell you, you are anything less than beautiful” are the beginning words of a song written by Libby Roderick for a friend who was having a hard time.  At that time she did not imagine herself as a professional musician and never imagined this song taking on a life of it’s own.  But that is exactly what this song has done.

This is a song that makes grown women cry, but it is also a song that is being used to heal and empower both women and men around the world.  I chose this particular video because it shows Libby and an audience with grandmas, young women, little girls and male allies singing in beautiful harmony.

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

The disciples were always jockeying for position.  They all wanted to be the first, the best, the closest to Jesus with a high position in the Kingdom.  So we can imagine their surprise at the answer Jesus gave  to the question in Matthew 18:1, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

Jesus answered:

 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!

Jesus, Matthew 18:1-7, New International Version, accessed from BibleGateway.com

Children are a blessing from God and parenting is a sacred trust and a great responsibility.   Jesus welcomed children.

We have seen throughout our study of the life and teachings of Jesus so far that it is not the rich and powerful who will be first in the Kingdom of God.  It will be the meek, lowly, humble, peace-loving and childlike who have overcome the temptations of this world to become hardened, angry, greedy and violent who will lead the way into the kingdom of God.

 

Dig a Little Deeper:  

What have you learned about the Kingdom from watching children”