God Be With You
I AM the homeless man, who's asking for help to get through the day, the child that pleads for their parents to stop fighting. I AM the one who asks you to say sorry and the one who asks you to forgive. I AM the one who asks you to be honest, when your instincts tell you to lie. I AM the one who asks you to show kindness and to give generously. I AM the one who seeks your cooperation and your loyalty. I AM the one who asks a friend to comfort you and for you to comfort a friend.
I AM the love in your heart, who speaks to you through your conscience.
Yet you do not listen. All too often you ignore Me and turn away from My voice and those I send to help you, from your pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts, fear for your life, worldly cares and concerns, My mortal enemies.
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' Then the righteous (virtuous) will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'Matthew 25:34-40
I am in the Lord, as the Lord is in me, but I am not the Lord, I am not he. Nor am I a prophet or other such thing, merely a humble actor who follows His direction for my part in His eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, undying, virtuous and majestic, true love.
"He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."Luke 10:16
Let those who have the ear to hear and eye to see, get the bigger picture...
Virtue of the Week
Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don't give up. You try new things. You admit mistakes. Courage is the strength of resolve in your heart.
"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."Ezra 10:4