All Are One

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Ego attachments prevent us from being our true selves.

(Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 19:29-30

“And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

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The kingdom of God throws this world’s values upside down.

Those who are first by our culture’s standards…meaning those who win and reap huge monetary rewards…will be last by God’s standards.

God does not measure success in power, prestige and possessions…but in love.

When we reach the end of our days on earth, God will not ask us how much money we made…but how much we loved.

Jesus said the greatest commandments were to love God with your whole heart, soul and mind…and then to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).

Jesus pretty much laid out what God holds as important when he said, ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me’ (Matthew 25:35-36).

The key is relinquishing all self-centered attachments…which is the path of Jesus. This transfers our attention from our ego’s desires…to the needs of others and all of creation.

Then we truly enter into the present moment and God’s Presence. In that awareness, nothing is interfering with our openness to God.

This eternal now is where the kingdom of God is manifested.

It’s where God’s dream for us can be known.

Here…there is no such thing as being first or being last

All are equal and one.

This is what God wants. Do we?

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Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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