Thursday, March 25

Lenten Meditations 2012

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Thursday, March 25

Psalm 131, 132, [133]; Exod. 7:25-8:19; 2 Cor. 3:7-18; Mark 10:17-31

 

Many of you are probably familiar with John Lennon’s song, “Imagine.” I would like to quote a part of it:


Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one


Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world


Psalm 133 says, “How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” ‘Imagine’ shows how simple it can be for people to live together in peace and unity. “Imagine no possessions” in life today. Many people tend to get caught up in the material objects and forget about what it really takes to live in peace with one another. Living with one another in peace takes simple things like patience, compassion, living as who we really are, not who society wants us to be, and of course God.


John Lennon makes a very correct and very bold statement with this song, however, I feel he starts wrong. He starts by saying, “Imagine there's no Heaven,” and later he says, “and no religion too.”

Living in peace is simple, but people cannot accomplish something so large without God. So the next time you start to judge someone by their appearance or possessions, stop and ask yourself, “Is this progressing God’s will for all to live in peace and unity with one another?”

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