Wise Words for Today

We assume that wanting is enough, that being hungry for God will automatically lead to being filled with God. But the more I think about that, the more I realize how strange an idea this really is. I mean, we can’t just want to be in good shape physically and it automatically just happens….. We can’t just want to have a great relationship with our spouse and it automatically just happens. Everything important in life takes some work, some discipline, so why should it be any different with God? Yes, we need to want it, we need to be hungry. But being hungry is not enough. The people listening to Jesus back then knew that. Going from hungry to full was not automatic for them like it is for us. They knew that to go from hungry to full they would need to take the appropriate steps, they would have to create the right conditions for eating. Whether it was hunting for berries or bison, baking bread, or butchhering a billy goat, a variety of things had to happen before they could say, “Wow, now that was a great meal.”

Vince Antonucci

(from I Became A Christian And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt)

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