Profit and Loss

Jesus knew the basics of accounting.  Not financial accounting, but life accounting.  For those who were wasting the life they had been given, for those who didn’t want to believe nor follow his message of the cross, Jesus has a pointed question in Mark 8:

For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?

The value of one’s life is immeasurable.  If tragedies, accidents, war, illness, and hardship teach us anything, it is that life is precious and fleeting and therefore is to be handled with care.

How and where is your life invested, and what does it profit you in the long run?

What is lost when one follows Jesus…?

…and what is gained?

Holy One, may my life be an open book to others, that they see what I value and whom I follow.  Amen.

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