Luke 15:31 – My son, the father said, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
This morning in the shower, I thought, “Oh, maybe I should be thankful for my warm shower, it’s such a blessing, there are people who don’t have hot water.”
Then it hit me – that’s not a blessing from God, that is my privilege.
My job house, my car, my safe neighborhood is not a blessing it’s a privilege.
When white upper/middle class Christians manage to raise $3 million for building their middle school a gym, (true story) that is privilege, not God’s blessing.
Maybe if we stop mistakenly identifying our privileges as blessings from God, we can turn and start looking around at the message that God is trying to send us.
I will be the first to admit, I am REALLY new at this, and I have no idea how to start adjusting my perspectives, especially since it’s so hard to think about relinquishing the comfort and seeming stability that I have.
I would love to know if anyone has ideas on how a working mom from the suburbs can start to really join in what God is doing and where God actually is?