Our plans and preparations work to a point, but we don’t have perfect lives. We live in “real life” and it’s here that we see that our plans and preparations are shortsighted; however, this opens up the door for us to turn to and accept God’s gifts. Jesus never said bring more people to the temple or the synagogue. What He was saying was a lot more intriguing for us. Jesus doesn’t want our attendance at an event; He wants a relationship with us. It’s when we have more than just a casual friendship with Jesus we are amazed that there is so much more in store for us.