I want to start your Monday off with a little anecdote to ponder.
I heard this story during adult Bible study at camp a few weeks ago. It's not word for word the account that was told, but a paraphrase. Either way, let it sink in.
Thomas Aquinas was visiting Pope Urban IV in Rome. He walked into the Pope's chamber and it was very grand. There was a huge cross that was inlaid in silver and gold. The Pope showed Thomas around some more and at the end of the tour turned to him and said, "See, the church can no longer say, 'Silver and gold have I none.'"
Thomas looked at him and was downhearted. He sighed and said, "True, but neither can she now say, 'In the name of Jesus get up and walk.'"
And that is such a true word.