You must first be committed to Christ, then to one another in Christ, and finally to the work of Christ in the world.
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide.
The New Living Translation
The late Bishop Edwin Hughes once delivered a rousing sermon on “God’s Ownership” that offended a rich parishioner. The wealthy man took the bishop off for lunch, and then walked him through his elaborate gardens, woodlands, and farm. “Now are you going to tell me,” he demanded when the tour was completed, “that all this land does not belong to me?” Bishop Hughes smiled and suggested, “Ask me that same question a hundred years from now.”