Monday, October 02, 2006

More To Life Than This

But he answered, "It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4)

An organisation based on Christian principles accepts one of the very first things Jesus is recorded to have said. There is more to life than what we consider to be the essentials. When we talk about need – what we really need, it’s fair to say it could be reduced to four things – relationship, oxygen, food and clothing. Beyond that everything else is luxury! What’s highlighted by the model of Christianity – Jesus – is that even when it seems like we’re desperate for the physical – as in something to eat – there is something even more important than that. What life is really all about is relationship – but the key is the relationship with the One who created and sustains us. The One who provides the bread, clothing and oxygen also offers life through a relationship with Him. In relationship with Him we can discover that there’s more to life than what we see that enriches life with what we see. There’s more to life than physical needs – life itself is enjoyed by satisfying something a lot deeper than the physical. What’s also identified here is that self-sufficiency does not allow life to the full. Acknowledging the need for a relationship with the Almighty is the key to really living.

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