Carol is reading a book about the Ego. There are several examples of great people who lost it all because they let their ego get in the way. I have the same problem. Every week I sit here thinking how you must all love to get my weekly notes about The Story and how eager you are to get your family involved in a discussion about this week's chapter and the parent page I attach to my email. It's Thursday and only one parent has asked if I sent it yet. It causes me to wonder...
The chapter this week shows us how Jesus conducted His ministry. He was all about helping the people, teaching them about God and the Good News. He wasn't the ruler or conqueror of the Roman government they were hoping for. But He changed lives in a huge way.
There is a lot of stuff packed into these 3 chapter from Matthew, 3 chapters from Mark, 1 from Luke, and 5 from John. I see Jesus consistently putting the people before the man made laws the religious leaders were so proud of. Some of them were very good rules, but they fell short in many ways.
John makes some good points. Chapter 1, verse 4 and 5...In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood.
Chapter 21 verse 25...Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have enough room for the books that would be written.