We live in a world where there can only be one winner. Whether it’s sports, reality TV, spelling bees, pageants or elections, we look for just one winner, that will receive praise and glory. The prodigal son and our God teach us that there is enough to go around. There is enough grace to go around. There is enough education to go around for our children. There are enough resources to give our children the very best, and we do not have to compete. Education reform should start from the confidence that there is enough to go around.
All-providing God, help us to grow out of this assumption that we always have to compete. To give of ourselves, means there is enough to share with others. Grow in our hearts, reminding us of your ever-available grace, that we can apply that to more in our own lives. Amen.
Rev. Laura Phillips, Associate Minister
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana