Monday, February 13, 2017

God's Divine Calling

       We live in a world that is founded on purely selfish agendas. Most people in our society are only focused on the superficial aspects of life, which consists of material possessions, bodily appearance, and various sayings of so-called human wisdom. But if we were placed on this earth only to indulge our own sinful lusts, then we would not be aware of the unfortunate. How can the bridge of human freedom stand over the troubled lake of perdition and iniquity? The Lord Jesus Christ commissioned us to serve others with compassion and humility. We as Christians can be servants of God by setting a good moral example for other people and by contributing to those who are in need.

       We can serve other people by being models for the lost. In other words, those who belong to the world can be converted to the King of the supernatural realm by examining the lifestyles of people who are united to Him. The darkness of this world can be lit by the candle of our faith. If we as Christians can plant seeds of virtue, then we can assist weaker brethren in doing the same. Those who do will come to experience complete spiritual fulfillment, which is love, peace, and assurance of eternal salvation. People who are accustomed to the ways of this world will develop an internal desire to act in accordance with God's will through the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. We are simply the mirrors that lead the world to salvation by reflecting the personality of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the hearts of people are changed, the same will happen with our society.

       We can be servants by providing for the needy. In other words, we can assist others who are suffering from a lack of necessities by donating unused or unwanted clothing to second hand thrift stores, donating money, and contributing to food drives. Proper clothing can help people thrive in colder climates. Churches can work together in funding the construction of schools, hospitals, and homeless shelters. A sufficient balance of food will prevent people from dying of starvation. Our good works can provide hope for future generations, grounded in the preaching of the gospel. When we succor others, we are being fellow laborers for the sake of our Master. We are like compasses which point people to the One who can satisfy our spiritual hunger and thirst.

       We live in a world that is contaminated by the continuous serving of one-self. But we have been called to move beyond the microscope of our own sinful desires. In so doing, we obey the edict of Christ: “Whatsoever you do for the least of My Brothers, you do for Me.” We do this by setting ourselves up to be models for others to emulate. We do this by serving others. When we do these things, we are serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  1. Great job! But you're reinventing the wheel. The Catholic Church has been doing all of that since the time of the Apostles.

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    1. De Maria,
      And so do the Mormons, but neither they nor the RCC are Christian faiths.

      Oh, and the ROMAN Catholic Church as the organization it is didn't exist at the time of the Apostles, and didn't exist until its beginning in the late 4th and early 5th centuries.

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