Indian Corn

Jesus’ words of blessing to the poor, marginalized, and downwardly mobile were not a threat or a coercion technique to force us into a miserable life. His call to go downward is a methodology for the abundant life. It is the easier yoke. If we crave God’s peace and presence, then I guess we have to trust his methods too. It’s easy to think more money, power, or status will give us security and a stronger sense of self, yet Jesus says it will be exactly the opposite: to find our lives we need to lose them (Matt. 10:39).

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