Christians are often compared to butterflies, transformed from the state of caterpillars. However, can butterflies regress to caterpillars? Can Christians regress to the idolatry of worldly politics and ideologies? If we are not good stewards of the kingdom, we may regress, just as the chief priests and Pharisees did. On this Christ the King Sunday, we look at a scene of Jesus' trial from the dimension of stewardship. Enjoy!
On the surface, the man in the parable was very blessed because his land produced abundantly. Most people would say that he had made good. What a great blessing. However, it had rather turned out to be a curse because of the way he handled it. Let's look at how Jesus taught us to avoid the idolatry of life.
Experts say that the most important thing in life is to know what you believe and what you want to die for. In other words, a purpose driven life is a meaningful life and a happy life. However, not every purpose is a good one, or a good enough one. The terrorists are purpose driven too. They know what they want to die for, but we all know that they die for a terribly wrong purpose. Let's look at what Jesus taught us about what we must die for.