Ephesians 4:1  “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” 

What comes to mind when you think of “The Good Life?”   Maybe it’s giving up the rat race early to live on the beach?  Or maybe it’s a life of wealth, pleasure, comfort, and independence.  The reality, however, is that comfort and leisure are fine but we are created for more than that! 

The Apostle Paul was in a Roman prison when he wrote the book of Ephesians.  He didn’t have a comfortable life though, he did have a good life full of significance and impact.  You see we can often try to substitute the true good life for one we see on TV.  When we seek pleasure, what we really yearn for is fulfillment.  We may seek fame, but what we really want is significance and validation.  Comfort can be a substitute for peace and money can act as a substitute for security. 

The traits of a Good Life are spiritual in nature and that is why it can only be found in God.  The real Good Life is a by-product of spiritual maturity.  We mature when we are united in community and in the mission Jesus gave us. 

Take a few moments to read and reflect on Ephesians 4:1-16 and join the community and mission of CBMC Pittsburgh! 

God Bless,