The True Measure


Jesus said, “If anyone wants your shirt, hand over your coat as well and if someone wants you to walk a mile, walk two with them.”

I’m paraphrasing of course.

As a kid I believed that was only in the event I was being forced. But as an adult, I’m not so sure.

Yes, I can give you the shirt of my back and the coat too and I’d walk a couple miles with you, but in the end what good would it do you? If I handed you all the cash in my wallet, the keys to my truck or give you a room in my house in which to live, what have you gained?

Nothing! It all jus’ stuff.

It is far better to love you unconditionally, despite or perhaps in spite of our differences. Love leads to hope and is the one truly charitable item we possess that can be given away freely.

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