Too many times we let ourselves get wrapped up in stuff that in the light of eternity, just doesn't matter. We worry and fret. We argue over fine points. We let petty things separate us from those we should be united with. We put unimportant things over the most valuable.
Sometimes it takes being out in the world in the midst of ministry, surrounded by broken people and those radically made whole in Jesus, to be reminded of what really matters.
“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” --- Jesus Christ, Mark 12: 29-31