"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field."
~ Matthew 13:44
To be able to enjoy fully the many good things the world has to offer, we must be detached from them. To be detached does not mean to be indifferent or uninterested. It means that we can't be possessive. Life is a gift to be grateful for and not a property to cling to.
When we don't become possessive, we then are able to live a life that is free. I have discovered though that even with a sense a freedom, we still need to feel like we "belong." To whom then do we belong?
We belong to God, and the God to whom we belong has sent us into the world to proclaim in God's name all of creation that is created in and by love and calls us to gratitude and joy.
That is what a free life with a sense of belonging is all about.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.