I have imagined myself standing on that corner wondering what combination of circumstances would drive me to the corner. I think most will agree it is not a simple question with simple solutions.
I’ve talked to the guy on the corner. He has told me, life for him has not always been this way. There was a time when he was much like you and I. This begs the question, “What will it take to find you on the corner watching everyone drive by…”
Jesus died for us all and gave special instruction for caring for the poor, homeless, children and widows. How will God use you this Easter authenticating what Christ did so many years, ago?
Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law dominated existence?
It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time:repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic- show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all- consuming- yet- never- satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small- minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.
This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom. (Message)