If God were one of us…
Recently, in my college course, we were discussing budgets. One student stated the following, “…except with marriage/family. I myself have started a no helping with money policies with my family (grown kids). My little tiny savings account is now under 100 dollars because of helping them. They always have every intention of paying it back but know they really can’t so I end up letting it be. I think loaning family money is a big no no just like friends. It can and does cause resentment and a lose of friends or family.“
From our last reading… “If any of you has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need, but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in you?“
What would you do?
How can God be in you if you keep everything to yourself?
How can you Unite with God?
How can God be a plural noun if He stands alone?
We must LOVE God in Action and in Truth!
Are you expected to lose everything for someone else?
The second reading for today is taken from the Letter of Paul
to the Hebrews, chapter 13, verses, 1 through 3, and 5 through
“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not
forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing, some
people have entertained angels without knowing it.
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together
with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you,
yourselves, were suffering.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content
with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave
you, never will I forsake you.”
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not
be afraid. What can human beings do to me?”