Are you smarter than a monkey?
Legend has it that if you want to trap a monkey, you create a cage or box with a slit just big enough for a monkey to fit its hand through. Then you place a banana inside the cage.
When a monkey comes along, it will put its hand through the slit and grab hold of the banana. The problem (for the monkey) is the slit is not wide enough for it to pull both its hand and the banana out, effectively trapping it. The monkey is so attached to the new treat it has discovered that it will not let go of the banana no matter what dangers it puts itself in.
Or are we?
Some choose to hold on to things they need to let go of.
“If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it,” Luke 17:33.
What are you still holding onto that you need to let go of?