What Matters - May 11, 2023

A man once went to a minister for counseling. “I’ve lost everything!” he bemoaned.

“Oh,” the preacher said, “I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your faith.”

“No,” the man corrected him, “I haven’t lost my faith.”

“Oh well then,” the minister said, “I’m sad to hear you’ve lost your character.”

“I didn’t say that,” the man corrected. “I still have my character.”

“Then I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your salvation.”

“That’s not what I said,” the man objected, beginning to lose his patience.

The preacher explained, “You have your faith, your character, your salvation. Seems to me, you’ve lost none of the things that really matter.”

We haven’t either. You and I could pray like the Puritan who sat down to a meal of bread and water. He bowed his head and declared, “All this and Jesus too?”