At a sweet little interfaith gathering earlier this week, a couple dozen people talked about the different mission projects we are involved in, with the goal of working together better. I confess that I spent more time than was probably intended comparing my little church’s efforts with some others – sometimes finding our congregation to be doing “more” or “better” work, and sometimes finding another one on top.
This week’s scriptures remind me that God has no patience at all with this kind of scorekeeping and oneupmanship – or onewomanship for that matter. God doesnt keep score the ways we do, if God keeps score at all. The Christian life is not about more and better at all, in fact. Instead, the scriptures (Each one richer than the last! How will you choose?) remind us that God measures in justice, compassion or even foolishness.
Well, which direction are you heading? Micah? Corinthians? Gospel? Or the Psalm? Or are you going somewhere else all together? Comments are open and ready.