Here’s the paradox in Jesus’ teaching:

What I want I must give.

But I don’t have it to give

because I am incomplete.


So what must I do?

I must let him invade me,

must let him live in me,

so that I may give

what I do not have to give.

Only then will I discover

that in the process of giving

I have received

what I did not have.

I have become



               “For God has chosen to make known among you the riches of his glory.                   And this is the secret: Christ lives in you.”

~Colossians 1:27

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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14 Responses to Complete

  1. grAnnie Roo says:

    Wow God! How He uses the Mitch.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Amen and amen! The Christ in us. Jesus showing us the Way.

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  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    It makes no sense to the finite mind–until the leap of faith is taken into the infinite flow of giving. Well done, Thinker of Stuffer!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. This may be where understanding began to make sense. Are we missing the boat somewhere?
    Very well presented.

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