A comprehensive report released this week by researchers at the University of North Carolina confirmed widely held assumptions that you are the most significant and interesting person currently inhabiting the earth, according to news source the Onion. That’s right—YOU are the most important person on the planet!
Of course, no such report exists because the Onion is an all-satire website. However, it’s revealing that they chose to parody a widely held view of today’s society—I’m the most important person I know.
There is an interesting read in Luke (18:9-14) where a Pharisee praying in the temple says, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” On the other hand the tax collector couldn’t even look up to heaven but simply beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” Jesus’ take away for us in telling this parable is, “I tell you, this man [the tax collector] went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
God wants us to live in LOVE by putting others before ourselves After all, Jesus sacrificed his life for each of us. We need to put God at the center of our lives and that mandates putting others before us.
You are more important than me. That’s the real news flash!
Have a great week putting God at the center of your life.