Opening night Star Wars 8 – the Last Jedi. 12-15-17
Just like a young child who has nothing, lacks nothing, because his father has everything, we enjoy the sheer abundance of belonging to God. Whenever we look to something beyond this relationship of belonging for joy or consolation, the problem is not that we want too much, but too little. Our deepest feelings of despair and dissatisfaction do not ultimately spring from a lack of possessions or belongings but from a failure to recognize whose child we are. Comfort comes when we, like the prodigal son, come to our senses and realize for the first time that to belong to the Father is to experience far greater wealth than our own individual portion of the inheritance could ever provide.
When Christ held up the denarius in Matthew 22: 15-22 and ends with the proclamation, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s,” he was “going all in.” There was no possibility of keeping one chip back. And this is the paradox. By going all in to God we risk everything and nothing at all.
Source – entering the movement of divine generosity God So Loved, He Gave Kelly M. Kapic with Justin Borger