Chasing The Ball

A man took his new Italian wife to her first football game.  After the game, he asked her how she liked it.  She said she was a little confused, to which, he inquired as to the source of her confusion.

            Well, she said, “At the beginning of the game it appeared that a man in a striped shirt threw a quarter into the air and, then, gave it to one of the teams.  After that, for the next hour, the men chased each other, up and down the field, grabbing each other and throwing each other to the ground.  And in the stands the people kept hollering, “get the quarter back!  get the quarter back!”  It was just a quarter!  I do not understand why they were fighting each other over a quarter.”

            In life, so often we spend a life time in pursuit of the insignificant.  Many seek wealth, while others crave power and prestige.  They run up and down the corridors of life with all of their energy and resources, only , to find the lack of value of those objectives when death comes.

            Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal.”  His emphasis for each day, numbered as they are, is “…to lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…”  Of course, Jesus was reminding the church that the thing which is most important to us, is where we will devote ourselves; the physical or the eternal.  Little gods can become God.

 

Matt 6:19-21,24

                                                                                                                                                 In Christ,