Wednesday, 18 February 2015
He who pays the piper....
It seems to originate from old English days when the Lord of Castle would pay for a piper to come and play for the court and the people. Obviously if he was paying the cost of the piper, then the lord would have the authority to call out which tunes he wanted played.
A modern variety of this idiom could be, "He would pays the salary, demands the work" Or "She would owns the house, chooses the curtains."
In the context of what is happening in our country at the moment, I wonder just who is calling the tune? We have some idea as to who is paying the piper, but it seems as if there are too many voices calling the tunes.
But, before we become complacent ourselves, we also need to evaluate who we are 'paying' the most homage to. If we are paying the most to our work, careers, relationships, finances, material possession etc, then they will be the ones who call the tune. Life is just like that!
Jesus said it a little differently, but it applies to us nonetheless.
"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21)
As we move into the period of LENT I invite us all to re-evaluate the spiritual priorities in our lives.
Who or what are we putting first?
Living in Grace