“From Rags to Riches”
Garbage! That's the Apostle Paul's evaluation of everything compared to "the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." Do you consider your faith and relationship to God through Christ Jesus as the most valuable thing in your life, above everything and everyone? Today, St. Paul paints "the big picture" that puts everything into proper perspective. There is nothing else in all creation---no possessions, relationships, or accomplishments---that surpass the blessing of knowing Christ. His sacrifice, death, and resurrection secure for us eternal life, reconciliation with God the Father, and ultimately triumph over sin, death, and the devil.