Christianity Works - November 9

Losing to Win
by Berni Dymet

Luke 9:24 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.

I recently interviewed a woman - Alex - who works in Asia amongst people affected by leprosy.  She'd lived in an incredibly privileged life by any world standard.

But you know something, fourteen years ago she and her husband headed off to live and work amongst the poorest of the poor.  She was telling me how she washes the feet and cut the toenails and dressed the wounds of people with weeping sores.  These people affected by leprosy; she showed me the photos.

But as she was speaking on air - I could see the overwhelming joy - the sparkle in her eyes.  I asked her about her life - and she said, "I feel so privileged."

You know something, I wonder if you and I haven't been conned.  We try and stuff as much as we can get a hold of to fill ourselves of - more and more and more - and yet so many people who live like that lead miserable lives.

What if … you and I have got it wrong, and what if the Alex's of this world, what if they're the ones who've got it right?  Hmm? 

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Originally published November 09, 2012.