Loss is Gain

Written by Joe Dardano

The logic of the world is folly to God (1 Cor. 3:19) and the seemingly irrational thinking of the Kingdom of God is clear and logical to the reasoning of our divine Father in Heaven. We see this thinking illustrated in the verse “the first will be last, and the last will be first” (Matt 20:16). Taken to another level, our reasoning and thought processes are shaken when we delve into the Holy Bible. In Luke 9, the disciples get a lesson from Christ about the true cost of following Him. In truth, an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ is normally thinking of others first over themselves. When one awakes in the morning and sets their mind on “how can I be of service to others today,” then they are entering into the spirit of Jesus Christ. This is the exact opposite of the attitude that resembles, “what is in it for me?” In order to truly follow Jesus Christ, the fabric of our thinking must be to first consider how we can be of service to society before asking what I can gain from others. This is a daily task, not just an occasional consideration (Luke 9:23). The Biblical verse that captures the essence of this post is found in Luke 9:24, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” We are called to lose our lives by forgetting about what we need today. God already knows what we need before we even ask for it (Matthew 6:8). The act of losing our lives necessitates us being conscious of what we can do for others today. That should be the first question that enters our minds first thing in the morning. If we do that, we find life being full, bountiful and joyous.

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