Theme: Heaven is our Trophy
All the participants in a⚽world cup competition want to win. 🏆
The reality of life is whenever there is a title and a trophy on the line, motivation runs high and even amateurs want to finish in first place and beat their more experienced opponents.
For us Christians, Heaven is our trophy: but how many of us are highly motivated to win that trophy? How many of us are preparing to get in (not just as individuals but as breatheren in the Lord) and be part of its eternal love and happiness?
The final whistle blows when we die⚰. It will soon be 90 minutes for you and I. Are we fighting hard to win and carry the trophy?
Are we evaluating our spiritual progress?
On the field of play, there are rules and guidelines. This is same for other arenas of life. Are we living by the rules?
One danger about a competition is that it can promote a me-first attitude. And selfishness can destroy families, friendships, and team work environments.
That is the risk we face in our present world.
But Jesus models a life of love and humility for us. Matthew writes, “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
Our attitude should be the same as Jesus’ attitude, looking for ways to care for one another and putting the general interest first. That is love. That is humility.
Real love sacrifices, serves, and is marked by generosity.
In this world where there is competition🏆 every day between good and evil; God and the devil; light versus darkness, if we make it our primary 🎯goal to be faithful to Jesus, relying on the Holy Spirit, and seeking to serve the common good, we will consistently win as we can see with the teams with a strong team spirit and a good manager.
We ought to have confidence in God as our team manager and declare: ” *Thanks be to God! He has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)*
May we learn to work for the common good, following Christ our able team manager and keeping selfishness aside.
shalom AMEN 🙏🏼
Author: Suh Edwin Igwacho.
Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Bonamoussadi,Douala,Cameroon.