There are people at the low end of the social scale because of their jobs, their vices, or their mental health. They and their children lead lives as outcasts to one degree or another. But what they are not is “prideful”.
Every one of us is both good and bad. We are sinners saved by Grace. So is this Grace absolute? Or is a merit system involved? In “The Judgement” in Matthew 25, Jesus sees the the answers in black and white.
For all of the conveniences that allow us to communicate at will with anybody anywhere; people are failing to converse in constructive ways. One reason is the loss of intimate communications that includes tone of voice and body language.
People ask WWJD? But what does it mean exactly?
People who put action into our answering that question say: He Would Love First (HWLF)
The point in both cases is looking out for the welfare of others. That’s humility. Pride is the virus that makes people think of themselves first, and many times only.
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
Do our churches draw us to routines or to Christ? If we’re meant to dwell in Christ can any man-made patterns in our worship or our benevolence efforts draw us to Christ or to the attention of men? Who are we meant to please?
all too often Christians do count the cost. The cost of their time, their priorities, their vulnerability, their emotional energy, is too great
Suffering comes in myriad forms. And without the knowledge of God and His Son Jesus, suffering can last a life time. Can suffering turn into joy, or be replaced by j
David sought to be in a right relationship with God. Is that the same as seeking righteousness and justice? Is this just for ourselves, or is it for others also?