But We Are the Set Apart Ones.

"But we are the set apart ones."

I hear these words and am instantly righted. Our citizenship is not here. We are to love and serve and impact - but we are forever and always to be different. 
Set apart. 
Yes, always human but with Supernatural power. 
Set apart.
A unique kind of political.
A different version of financially responsible and secure. 
An unearthly brand of selfless and otherworldly variety of loving. 
Possessing a unique and indestructible joy and peace. 
Set apart. 
So what does it mean when our political persuasions trump our understanding - no our conviction - of right and wrong? 
Or when our 401K's and Money Market accounts - our "rainy day" savings - keep us someday generous but tightfisted and borderline greedy, now.  
When our property-line disputes mirror our border security and protecting mine becomes the noble fight? What is selfless in marking it ours when we know nothing has been truly earned and all has been freely and generously given by the Giver of all? 
But mostly, where is the love... The kind of love that puts you ahead of me. The kind of love that says, Come. "Taste and see that the Lord [our Lord] is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." (Psalm 34:8)

Set apart. 

But we - we have no witness.
We have no integrity.
We have no love. 
But we must be different - set apart.
Because the World, our World, needs different as much as we do. 
The World longs for what we have and we have been chosen and empowered to bring it to them.

Set apart. 
Not in our piety but in our ability to love selflessly - without fear.
Set apart.
Not in our blessedness or financial prosperity but in our ability to give, and give freely. 
Set apart.
Weak but made strong through His power and not our own. "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

We are the set apart ones, friends. 
Let's live into this - not for our benefit but for the World's.

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18)

Loving and praying for you all, today.


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