What Profit?

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In today's first reading from Deuteronomy 30, we see a very familiar phrase: Choose life. Want to know how to choose life? Read it!

In the Gospel reading from Luke 9, Jesus talks about denying oneself, taking up one’s cross daily and following Him. He then asks a seemingly rhetorical question: "What profit is there for one to gain the whole word yet lose or forfeit himself?" I say seemingly rhetorical because there is an answer: none.

How much is your soul worth? A new car? A promotion at work? What about a shiny new mansion? All the latest creature comforts? Too small? How about a Powerball jackpot? I feel pretty safe in assuming that you answered no to all of those options. Yet isn’t it funny that we expend so much time and energy chasing after these very things and so much more. Interestingly, your soul has already been bought and paid for. Jesus did that on the cross. But you get to decide whether you want to return it to Him in the end. When we seek out riches, we may or may not find them. But when we seek out Christ, we will surely find Him.

Father, forgive for all the time that we spend chasing after the things of the world. Teach us to keep our focus on Christ that we may gain eternity with you. Amen.

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