Next time I think I’m doing something really important or believe I’m contributing a significant amount, I need to step back and see all the work others are putting into the same tasks. Above all, I must give God His proper thanks. Even though I’m too small to see it, I can he sure He is putting in a lot more effort than I’ve been giving Him credit for in His own hidden way.
With the Advent season well under way and all of us working on our own personal soul searching and cleansing, there are likely many people also being asked to help their friends and loved ones with difficult situations. I humbly offer the next few points as wisdom from ancient Christians that I’ve found invaluable.
We Christians are called to be the body of Christ to the world. There could be no better place to begin than by bringing some of the hope of Advent to our fellow human beings. A simple smile, a kind word, a warm embrace. Begin with genuine care for those people we meet in everyday life. One small step at a time we can work towards building a mature bride for Jesus to receive upon His return.
Perhaps Jesus has not come because, just like His first arrival, we would not accept Him…This holiday season, let’s celebrate together. We can respect those who are different and truly care for those in need. We can stop thinking about what we want and think more about what we can give.
To say my prayers, I must daily rely on the help of God. I do not and cannot believe my prayer can have a good effect without Him. Because without Him, all is hopeless. Yet, with Him, everything is possible. Every prayer finds it’s answer and all find His love.
This Thanksgiving let us try and be grateful for all the good things we missed out on. It sounds really wierd but it is one of the keys to inner peice.
I am pleased to welcome you to the new home of Saintly Sinners. This is a place where troubled stressed out people can find a home of peace and rest.