Wednesday, November 28, 2012
So lately I've been reading different lives of the Saints and I have been learning that what I have isn't really mine its God's and he has given me what I have as gifts and that I should whenever I can go the extra mile and give to others. For example yesterday I got coffee at my favorite place and after paying for it I didn't have any $1 dollar bills and so I put a $5 in the tip jar and now my hubby this morning when i was sharing this with him thought that was too much, but as Christians we are called to go above and beyond for others no questions asked. Many of the Saints would leave their cells unlocked because they knew that what little they had wasn't their's to keep, it was a gift from God and if someone should walk in and take what was there the saints prayed that they would be blessed and I said to hubby this morning that if someone broke in to our house and took stuff they obviously needed it more than we did and I hope that they would be blessed. Christ taught us that if someone asked for your coat give him 2 and if you were asked to walk a mile go 2 miles. So with that said my challenge for you is go above and beyond for someone today if you are able to and may you be a blessing to those around you and may the Lord bless you as you follow Him!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sharing from Holy Cross Monastery: ""There was a time when I found myself firmly in the conservative camp, dedicated like my fellows to defend the Bible against all comers. Like my fellows, I read the Scripture through the embattled lens of the polemicist. For me, the Bible was not just a sacred text, it was also a battlefield, and I had to tread carefully through it lest I step on any landmines and find myself blown up by liberal attackers. Though I scarcely knew it at the time, my way of reading the Bible had been dictated to me in advance by this struggle to the death between liberals and conservatives, and was conditioned by the liberal challenges. I was not a Bible reader so much as I was a Bible defender, and the awkward things pointed out gleefully by my liberal opponents summoned me to the confessional barricades. Though I would not have admitted it at the time (or even recognized it), polemics had replaced devotion. I was not so much a student of the Scriptures as its champion...." http://oca.org/reflections/
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