Evening: Psalm 49; Luke 17:20-37
Did you ever hear someone say, “Look busy, the boss is coming”? Or, “There’s an inspection tomorrow. Make sure everything’s shipshape”? It’s almost like, “I’d do that if I could get away with it.” It’s similar to the theology that thinks God is watching you to catch you out in some kind of misdemeanor. But Jesus counters that when he says, “The kingdom of God is among you.” In other words, if you were going to catch it, you would already be in trouble. Something else must be happening … Maybe God really loves you after all. Imagine!