Favorite things: early morning cuddles…
One of the reasons we named our so Maximus was because of this quote from the movie Gladiator.
I meet so many people whose lives are not shaped with a view to eternity. I’m not being critical but when life is hard, when days are impossible, I’m not sure how I’d survive without the opportunity to think eternally.
I truly believe life is not a dress rehearsal or as a midwife said to us yesterday the little boy seems wise I think he’s been here before… I don’t think Max has been here before because he is completely unique creation. His DNA, his fingerprints, his combination of Charl and I is completely fresh. Just one day and a half old…
Our Lenten reading for today.
Day 6: eternity
Jesus responded by telling still more stories. “God’s kingdom,” he said, “is like a king who threw a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out servants to call in all the invited guests. And they wouldn’t come! “He sent out another round of servants, instructing them to tell the guests, ‘Look, everything is on the table, the prime rib is ready for carving. Come to the feast!’ “They only shrugged their shoulders and went off, one to weed his garden, another to work in his shop. The rest, with nothing better to do, beat up on the messengers and then killed them. The king was outraged and sent his soldiers to destroy those thugs and level their city. “Then he told his servants, ‘We have a wedding banquet all prepared but no guests. The ones I invited weren’t up to it. Go out into the busiest intersections in town and invite anyone you find to the banquet.’ The servants went out on the streets and rounded up everyone they laid eyes on, good and bad, regardless. And so the banquet was on-every place filled. “When the king entered and looked over the scene, he spotted a man who wasn’t properly dressed. He said to him, ‘Friend, how dare you come in here looking like that!’ The man was speechless. Then the king told his servants, ‘Get him out of here-fast. Tie him up and ship him to hell. And make sure he doesn’t get back in.’ “That’s what I mean when I say, ‘Many get invited; only a few make it.'” (Matthew 22:1-14 MSG)
What is your response to the invitation today?
Mine is a huge yes…