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Wednesday; January 30

The other day I was eating at one of those all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants.About the time I got seated a bus load of people came in and occupied the section next to mine.A few minutes into my meal I overheard two servers talking about how they were the only ones on that side of the restaurant.While they seemed a little annoyed, they also talked about what this should say about the faith management had in them … they were good enough to handle it.The interesting thing about this is that this was the last I heard from these two employees.They never checked on me, cleared my dirty dishes or filled my empty drink glass.Thankfully I could get my own food, but my self-service was the only service I received. Now, I am not complaining; rather, this incident got me to thinking about us as Christians.How often do we tell people how much we care … about the work we can do … about how much of a difference our message can make in the world, but never get around to doing it?We realize the respon…

Tuesday; January 29

When we look out into modern society, what do we see?I would like to say that what I see is a world full of potential and possibility, but sometimes the things that catch my attention aren’t all that inspiring.When I assess the world it is easy for me to spot the loneliness, the addictions, the homeless and the helplessness.Now, while this can be distressing, I do find a little bit of comfort in the fact that I am in good company.You see, that is what Jesus saw when He looked at those who surrounded Him.In describing Jesus’ thoughts on His life and times Matthew observes, “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36).While it would be easy to stop here and pretend to commiserate with Jesus, that’s not where Jesus’ statement ends.As Jesus assessed the human condition, He saw it as a chance to make a difference when He told His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are …