"He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt." (Luke 18:9)
You did it! Good job!! You finished _________ - fill in the blank. You finished school, got the degree, found your awesome job, finished the harvest, worked until you could retire. All good, and in some cases, wonderful things. But now..... what are you going to do? How are you going to act, or react, around others? Will you continue to learn, grow and do?
Our readings today are about this same idea. In Joel 2:28 we read "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people." Paul is reminding Timothy, in 2 Timothy 4, he (Paul) has "fought the good fight" and "finished the race." God is WITH US in both readings -- through all the changes and challenges as WE "fight the good fight." Jesus is talking to people about their attitude. Are we like the Pharisee - kind of bragging about everything we do or don't do? Or are we like the tax collector coming before God in prayer? What is our attitude to, or with, God and the people around us?
Yes, we have been facing challenges and "fighting the good fight". As Caregivers it feels like one long and continuous "fight." We can, however, KNOW God IS with us! We can continue to learn, grow and do. Something to think about........
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