Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

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I counted all my dollars while God counted crosses;

I counted gains while He counted losses;

I counted my worth by the things gained in store,

But He sized me up by the scars I bore.

I coveted honors and sought for degrees;

He wept as He counted the hours on my knees.

I never knew till one day by a grave

How vain are the things that we spend life to save.

I did not know till a friend went above

That richest is the one who is rich in God’s love.

Author unknown

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Somebody has gone through the world

and changed the price tags on everything. 

Things that ought to be treated as precious,

like family, friends, and faith, are inconsequential,

and things like a new BMW and the climb up the corporate ladder

are considered of great importance. 

How did we get so far off base?

Tony Compolo

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Worship which is devoid of charity

is for all practical purposes heathen.

William Temple

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You can give the poor even your life,

but if you don’t do it with a smile

you give them nothing.

Mother Teresa

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