Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Live Compassionately

We must love in humility.  By doing so you’ll find personal freedom, comforting joy, while caring for others on your spiritual journey.  These are qualitative moments because you’ll be embracing your true life’s calling.  With pureness of living you’ll be like missionaries in gardens full of life.  Henri-Frédéric Amiel (18211881), a Swiss moral philosopher and critic said, “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.”  This could be achieved by having a clean mind, and a certain quality of love.  Be sure to live under God’s protection while engaging with others in your community.

The Liberating News

James A. Baldwin (19241987), a novelist, essayist, and playwright wrote, “The question which one asks oneself begins, at least, to illuminate the world, and becomes one’s key to the experience to others.”  With such self-introspection people have to be free from guilt by experiencing inner freedom.  Christians know the joys of evangelizing and illuminating lives.  It’s God who reigns within us as we express our God-given gifts to people.  This message is found in the ever-living and abiding truths of his Word.  It bears witness to our affairs as we live according to the Christian faith.

Joy of Faith

To be faith-filled means experiencing a quiet joy.  Most Christians are happy people who show streams of gladness to those they meet.  They sing praises, shine forth their light, and are excited about life.  Being touched by the supernatural hand of God they have lives of abundance goodness.  These blessings come through prayer and perseverance.  Albert Einstein (18791955), a German-born theoretical physicist wrote, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”  A Christian’s belief is in this faith. He or she puts their thoughts in actions and works.  Aesop (620 BC564 BC), an ancient Greek fabulist said, “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”  Holy people live by always giving thanks, and praise to God for his blessings.

Poor People

St. Teresa (19101997), a Roman Catholic religious missionary said, “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”  St. Teresa and the Sisters of Charity find great joy by working with the poor.  Their mission continues to be a witness to the needy people of everyday life.  They know human frailties and are willing to do their best to relieve them.  Sisters of Charity bring dignity to forgotten people, and their main focus wasn’t only the downtrodden, but the exploited.  To them money and power are false idols, and their answer is living simply.  The distribution of material wealth to the least among them mattered greatly.  This is what they taught about compassionate living.

In performing such deeds Christians are contemplative.  Max Lucado (b. 1955), a bestselling Christian author and preacher said, “The meaning of life.  The wasted years of life.  God answers the mess of life with one word: ‘grace.’”  In the end it isn’t the dirt and squalor, deprivation, or laws, but God’s ‘grace’ that will mean everything.              

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