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What Are We Looking For?

What must we do if we are to do the work that God wants?
John 6:24-35

Sermon Topic Eternal Life

Sermon Week Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B

Scripture Summary John 6:28


A California religious newspaper (The "Son" Sentinel), published an article which contrasted the living habits of two kinds of birds that fly over the California desert: the vulture and the hummingbird ...

All the vulture can see is rotting meat because that is all it looks for. It thrives on that diet. But the hummingbird ignores the carcasses and the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, it looks for the tiny blossoms of the cactus flowers. It buzzes around until it finds the colorful blooms, almost hidden from view by the rocks. Each bird finds what it is looking for.

What are we looking for? Better still, what are we finding? And what we are finding tells us what we are really looking for in life. Our expectations of life will determine, ultimately, our realization of life.

The story is told of an ancient king who presented his court jester with a beautiful wand ...

"I give you this trophy," said the king, "to symbolize your status as the greatest fool in my kingdom. You are to keep it until you can give it to a greater fool than yourself." The court jester good-naturedly accepted the award. some time later, the king was dying and asked to see the jester. "I want to say good-bye," he said. "I am going on a long journey that will last forever." The jester then asked, "What have you done to prepare for this great trip?" "Nothing whatever," the king replied. "Since I don't know exactly what to expect from this long journey, there is nothing to be done." To which the jester replied, "Then take this wand. You are the biggest fool of all!"

We know that we're all going to die someday. We're all going on that long journey into the afterlife, not knowing exactly what to expect once we cross the great divide. "No eye has seen and no ear has heard ... all that God has prepared for those who love Him" the Apostle Paul wrote (I Cor. 2:9). Jesus did not tell us exactly what to expect when we [...]

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