Daily Lift – August 9th, 2018

Two Hundred Billion Hours

The Fourteenth of Luke’s Gospel records what we now call the Parable of the Great Supper. The parable illustrates Israel ‘s rej ection of Christ and the Gospel, and does so with a story of those who, for irrelevant excuses, declined invitations to a great supper. The Savior’s parables depicted events which either did or could occur. The Parable of the Great Supper is true to that form, both historically and presently. Humanity has and still does place the temporal and relatively unimportant ahead of some of the most important of spiritual considerations. How we spend our time mirrors what we feel is important, or, at least, what we prefer to do. Statistics have shown that Americans were spending two hundred billion hours per year with television. The Icelandics, on the other hand, prohibited television broadcasting for over fifty days of the year, at least at one time. One might wonder what Americans would find to do under similar circumstances. More importantly, what might citizens of the Kingdom of God find to do with those two hundred billion hours?

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Written and voiced by David H. Prophater