Monday Motivator – May 17

Funny how big a $100 bill looks when you take it to church, but so small when you take it to the mall.

Funny how long it takes to serve God for an hour, but how quickly an hour of exercise goes by.

Funny how long time spent at church is, but how short it is when watching a movie.

Funny how you can’t think of anything to say when you pray, but you don’t have difficulty thinking of things (significant or otherwise) to talk about with a friend.

Funny how we get thrilled when a baseball game into extra innings, or an orchestra plays extra music, but we get fidgety and complain when the sermon is longer than usual.

Funny how hard it is to read a chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a best selling book.

Funny how people want to get the best seat at a show, but grab a back seat at church.

Funny how we need 2-3 weeks advance notice to fit a church event into our schedule, but can adjust our schedule for other events at the last moment.

Funny how hard it is for people to learn a simple gospel well enough to tell their friends, but how easy it is for the same people to understand and repeat gossip.

Funny how we believe what the media says, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do have to believe, think, say, obey, or do anything…it’s like they want it to be free, and not cost them anything.

Funny how you can send jokes and urban legends through email and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages about the Lord, people think twice.

Funny isn’t it? Or maybe not.

This is where many of us have been told to feel guilty, because faith is supposed to merely be a private matter, based on feeling, myth, and subjective reality, with no public expression or corroborative truth. If that was not so absurd, it would be funny.

I believe in God, His Son Jesus, and His cosmic action narrative described as creation-fall-redemption-consummation. Because I believe truth is a Person (and knowable), I want to pass on the message of Jesus to as many as possible, since we all have one life to live, death is coming, and heaven and hell await our choices. Think theologically.

It is sad how many on our lists may not be receiving anything with eternal significance from us because we are not sure they believe in anything. Feed your faith and share it.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

P.S. It is time to let me know what difference the MM’s make in your life. Please take a moment and send me a note explaining how the MM’s have benefitted you.

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