Wisdom 3:1-9; Psalms 23:1-6; Romans 5:5-11; John 6:37-40
Near the end of his life, the Roman Emperor Severus gave a kind of farewell speech to his countrymen. In it he summed up his life of fame and power with these words:
ìI have seen everything, and everything is nothing.î Then holding up the little vase which would soon contain his ashes, Severus exclaimed, ìLittle urn, in a short time you will enclose someone for whom the world was too little.î
If our quest for fulfillment, our quest for wholeness of life, is not God-centered, we are bound to discover, as the Emperor Severus discovered, that indeed the world is too little.
ìWhat then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life?î Jesus…
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