“It’s easy for us to say our priorities are properly ordered, but infinitely more challenging to live it out. In practice, putting God first (before family and neighbor and material goods), would mean happily giving up those lesser priorities for Him right now if He asked. Isn’t it much easier, though, to look at our list of priorities and slip God in where it best suits our agenda?
“But the further reality is this: Jesus doesn’t ask us to do such things for His benefit; He wants us to put Him above our important events and relationships for our own good. Because in choosing God above all else, it becomes clear that His call is not one that separates us further, but unites us—and in a manner more complete than we could ever attain through our own agendas.”
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