Clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in
true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:24
"I don't know," she answered, "that's just the way my mother always did it." One day he bravely asked his new mother-in-law why she cut both ends off of a ham before she cooked it.
"I don't know," she answered, "but that's the way my mother always did it." Finally he asked his wife's grandmother why she always cut both ends off of a ham before she cooked it.
"Oh," she said, "it's because I only had one pan to bake with, and it was too small for the whole ham."
I share this story with you because we can take comfort in the memories of our families and friends. We can take comfort in knowing that through Jesus Christ we will have victory over death, but we need to let go of the things in our lives that are not helpful. If it no longer makes sense to cut off both ends of the ham don't do it. Grief is important, but we also have a life to live in honor of our Father in heaven.
Dear God, help me to let go of the things that are of no use to my spiritual well being. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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