It’s Not About Us – But For Us

Lost and Found

“Lost and Found” by Greg Olsen. Used with Permission. www.GregOlsen.com

Gospel – 6/17/20 – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Take care not to perform righteous deeds
in order that people may see them;
otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets
to win the praise of others.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you give alms,
do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,
so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.


“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites,
who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners
so that others may see them.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door,
and pray to your Father in secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.


“When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.
They neglect their appearance,
so that they may appear to others to be fasting.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
so that you may not appear to others to be fasting,
except to your Father who is hidden.
And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.”

Jesus continues to call us to be better, today. This isn’t about accolades here – in this world. What we do should be making the World better- not bringing us praise.

Jesus was constantly telling those He healed to tell no one. He didn’t want his ministry to be about Him, but rather, about the Kingdom.

I know I like a pat on the back if I do something well. But, I can’t stand up and shout, “Hey, look what I’ve done.” Then it becomes about me.

I try to stay humble and share what He speaks into my heart.

If that helps or heals, I don’t know. I do know it’s not about me.

At least that’s what I heard Him say…

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