Thursday, May 27, 2010

It Won't Come Out Right!

A little boy was trying with all of his might to button his coat. He was having a horrible time. Every time he got to the bottom, there were buttons left over. He could not understand the problem.

“Mom,” he finally shouted, “it won’t come out right!”

“Yes, it will,” she confidently assured him. “But, you must get the first button right.”

The next time he started with the first button, and things turned out right.

If we want things to turn out right in our lives, we must start out with the right things.

What are the right things? One day Jesus said to a lawyer who was looking for an answer to that question with the following, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your souls and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

These two commandments are like the little boy’s buttons. If we get them right, we will come out right.

Prayer: Help me, Lord Jesus, to love You with everything I am: my heart and mind and being. May I learn to put myself aside and live fully the commandments You gave us so that my life will end as You wish, in Your presence. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Matthew 22: 34-40

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