Wisdom 2:12,17-20; Psalms 54:3-4,5,6-8; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37
There is an ancient story about a king who “had everything,” as the saying goes: more gold than he could count, an enormous palace, a multitude of servants, and all the rest. Although he possessed all of the creature comforts imaginable in his time the king felt the need for something more fulfilling in his life. As a result, he developed a passionate desire to find God ……
He read books about God, he consulted the great philosophers of his time about God, and he prayed in his gold-trimmed chapel for more enlightenment about God. But always he came up dry, disappointed – – and the search went on.
One night, as he lay on his royal bed of gold, agonizing over his failure to find God, he heard a noise coming from the palace roof. Quickly, he went to his bedroom balcony and shouted, “Who is up on the palace roof? What are you doing up there?” A voice shouted back down,…
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