Don't hold on

Friday March 27th, John 12: 25 In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you'll have it forever, real and eternal. Lest you missed the lesson in nature, Jesus gives us a great big hint. This lesson spoken just before the crucifixion carries a double message of not holding on to your life, your ideas, you ego too closely and the call to pick up your cross and follow. Holding on tightly to your life won’t bring it to life; instead it will have the effect of snuffing the glory out of it. We are called rather to pick up our cross and love recklessly. In doing so, not only is our life saved, but the lives around us come to life a bit more. God’s love is about relationships, not rules.  Rules always tend to become about us and maintaining the status quo over time.  Relationships must always be fluid to grow and when they stop growing, they start dying. “The purpose of life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave with a well-preserved body, but rather to Slide in Sideways, completely used up, yelling and screaming, what a ride!” — Author Unknown.  I think that is the kind of life God calls us to.  


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