Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hindu Shrine

You never know what you will find in a Gabs neighborhood.  I dropped Brenda off for Navigator's Bible study in a very nice neighbor on the Northwest side of Gabs.  As I drove over to the mall to pass some time, here is what I saw,

From a distance it looked like a huge, elaborate wedding cake or something like that.  Close up it is still pretty impressive.  Some well-intentioned people spent a lot of money to build a beautiful shrine.  Not sure to whom the shrine is dedicated, but this is just an obvious example of what many of us do as well.

We erect an enormous shrines to:
  • Personal wealth
  • Fame
  • Ecological awareness
  • Power
  • Knowledge

We are told, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."  I Corinth 6:19-20
Pair that with this concept from Luke 20:24-26, "“Show me a coin. Whose image and name are on it?”
They said, “Caesar’s.”25 Jesus said to them, “Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and give to God the things that are God’s.”

So sounds like someone has invested in us, so where should we invest ourselves?

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