“…Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple…”

"...and who said there was not a God?"

“…and who said there was not a God?”

If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.  Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple … So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:26-27, 33)  This may be a stretch on my part, but I want to draw a comparison to this biblical passage and today’s Dynamic Corporate Leader, or high-level government official.  This passage addresses Jesus’ demand that if one wishes to follow Him; they must give up ALL to be his disciple, or follower.  Isn’t this the same thing we do in our attempt to have successful careers?  Think of the US Secretary of State; who travels all over the world trying to keep world peace; never a night in their own bed.  I’m reminded of Arafat, who it was said; that he never slept in the same building two nights in a row, much less the same bed, for fear of his life.  So it is in the Corporate life…always on the go, always on a plane; always making major decisions; even the Salesman, who is on the road all week GIVES ALL just to bring home a decent paycheck.  Almost ALL major successful people are paying dearly for their successes, because their job and careers REQUIRE them to forsake ALL, etc., as they are obstacles to their success.  And to varying degrees we do the same…only for some temporary success or satisfaction.  But are we willing to do it for Our Lord, so that we might have LIFE EVERLASTING?  That would be a big NO!  At best…we give Him a few hours each week.  Some more, some less.  Are we willing to do as much for Our Lord God – Jesus Christ, as we do for the Corporate World, so that we might have LIFE EVERLASTING?  To God, we give little; yet expect much. In the corporate world, we give all, and get little in return that has any long-term-salvational affects.  We’ve lost our sense of Faith and spiritual direction; BECAUSE…. God has been kicked out of the Corporate Board Room.  The purpose of this website, is to call attention to this issue, and by bringing this attention to light, that Corporate America might INVITE God back….before it’s too late.  Blessings….cjlb…11/19/13 free Joomla 2.5 and 3.0 templates

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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