On Being Insignificant

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Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Luke 12:32

If only we actually believed Jesus we would have no fear. As were Jesus’ first disciples, we are often afraid because we are a little presence in the world, few and seemingly under threat. We do not like, in general, to be insignificant, small, and of no appreciable influence. We labor and sacrifice for the exact opposite, to gain power and importance, and to develop relationships with those who promise it. We easily fall into the trap of thinking we would not be afraid if we were many, if we held the reins of power, if we ruled the world. In contrast, Jesus says that the meek will inherit the earth and, here, that the Father gives us the kingdom in our littleness, fewness, and powerlessness in the world.

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