There was a rich man who died in London many years ago. He left a large endowment to a hospital in England. His will stipulated that, as a condition of the gift, his ashes be brought to the board room for each board meeting and placed at the head of the table. For more than a century the secretary of the board added to the minutes of each meeting the words, “Jeremy Bentham, present but not voting.” He was here, but his presence didn’t make a difference. When we are committed to denying ourselves, taking up our crosses and following the Lord that kind of commitment will make us different will result in our lives making a difference.
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