Building Jesus’ Kingdom Not Mementos

red, green, and beige cars

In the fall of 2022, a news story told about a classic toy and auto auction in
Wisconsin. The owner of a large collection of cars and toys had passed away,
and his family was auctioning off the entire estate (Gary Gastelu, “Wisconsin
Classic Car and Toy Museum Auctioning Its Entire Collection Following Owner’s
Death,” Fox News, September 8, 2022,
Many believers are like such individuals: they fill their life with a hobby instead of
with Christ, and when they die, they leave nothing behind except mementos for
other people to collect. Jesus wants his followers to build his kingdom and focus
their time and effort on others.