Holy Father what the heck are you talking about???
How often do you get faced with these questions of challenge from those that really cannot accept or believe in anything
beyond the shoes that they walk to work, to school, to the local utility company to pay their overdue bill?
How often are you willing to venture beyond the comfort zone and share your belief?
Okay, so you cannot convince the person that Jesus exists. It is a personal choice after all, and we are a country that is fully immersed in the right to have an opinion and a voice (think First Amendment). What if you look at it on a more human nature? God didn’t say you have to win people over in one swift blow. He just wants them to remember and what better way than to bring the values of God home. Who can argue with good and wholesome values?
I wonder if God creates people like Mother Teresa so He can prove His point:
You can do something today
that will outlive your life.
There are several billion reasons to consider HIS challenge.
Some of them live in your neighborhood;
Others live in the jungles you can’t find and they may have names you can’t pronounce.
Some of them play in the cardboard slums or sell sex on busy streets.
Some of them walked three hours for water or wait all day for a shot of penicillin.
Some of them brought their woes on themselves, and
Some inherited the mess from their parents.
Yet, I understand that is not for us to judge!
Ours is just to serve Jesus, by serving them!
None of us can help everyone.
All of us can help someone.
When we help them, we serve Jesus.
Who would want to miss a chance to do that?
Prayer: Lord, where did I see You yesterday… And didn’t recognize You? Where will I encounter You today… And failed to identify You? O my Father, give me eyes to see, a heart to respond, and hands and feet to serve You wherever You encounter me! Transform me, Lord, by Your spirit into a servant of Christ, who delights to meet the needs of those around me. Make me a billboard of Your grace, a living advertisement for the riches of Your compassion. I long to hear You say to me one day, well done, good and faithful servant. And I pray that today I would be that faithful servant who does well at doing good. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Compassion has a dozen advocates,
but for the Christian, none is higher than this:
when we love those in need
we are loving Jesus.
It is a mystery beyond science, a truth beyond statistics,
but it is a message that Jesus made crystal clear:
when we love them, we love Him.