Acts 2:14,36-41; Psalms 23:1-6; I Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10
We spend a goodly portion of our lives struggling against ordinary and extraordinary risks. We do everything possible to save our life in this sense …
We build nest-eggs to secure ourselves against the risk of poverty.
We follow fashions to secure ourselves against the risk of embarrassment over our personal appearance.
We cling to certain persons to insure ourselves against the risk of loneliness.
We keep others at armís length to secure ourselves against the risk of rejection.
We may even get regular medical checkups and see our dentists twice a year.
We check our brakes and fasten our seat belts, put our money in banks and double-lock our doors. We take our vitamins and do our exercises. But, try as we may, there is no evading the reality that to be alive is to face risks.
Trouble will come to plague us, suffering will come to burden us, and death ultimately will overtake us. Given the basic insecurity of life, given the image…
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