Illusion of Flying

If asked, I’d say

The most important things

In my life are

My relationships.


With my Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.

Then family,


And so on.


When I closely examine

My thoughts and actions,

I see something I’d rather deny.

Too often,

Far too often,

I’m at the top of that list.

Do I care more when others are hurting

Or when I am?

Do I expend my time and energy

To being a blessing

Or doing what makes me feel

Fulfilled and happy?

Do I plan my schedule

Around the needs of others

Or my own?

Unless I share in the joy of others…

Unless I weep when they weep…

Unless I seek to pour out my life

For the good of others…

I will only be fooling myself.

I will only experience

The illusion of flying.

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves (Romans 12:10, NIV).


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