Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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“For like a poisonous breath over the fields, like a mass of locusts over Egypt, so the swarm of excuses is a general plaque, a ruinous infection among men, that eats off the sprouts of the Eternal.”― Søren Kierkegaard: (1813 – 1855: was a Danish philosopher, theologian, & poet)

Gospel Text: (LK 14:15-24)
One of those at table with Jesus said to him,
"Blessed is the one who will dine in the Kingdom of God."
He replied to him,
"A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.
When the time for the dinner came,
he dispatched his servant to say to those invited,
'Come, everything is now ready.'
But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves.
The first said to him,
'I have purchased a field and must go to examine it;
I ask you, consider me excused.'
And another said, 'I have purchased five yoke of oxen
and am on my way to evaluate them;
I ask you, consider me excused.'
And another said, 'I have just married a woman,
and therefore I cannot come.'
The servant went and reported this to his master.
Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant,
'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town
and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.'
The servant reported, 'Sir, your orders have been carried out
and still there is room.'
The master then ordered the servant,
'Go out to the highways and hedgerows
and make people come in that my home may be filled.
For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.'"

What prevents you from passionately following Jesus Christ? What excuses have you made for not following Jesus? Perhaps comfort prevents you from following Jesus on a journey of faith? Or, maybe family relationships hold you back from following your Heavenly Father? We must not allow our passionate service to Jesus to be filled with empty words, promises with no fortitude. NO EXCUSES. We must follow Him!

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.”

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