Monday, March 22, 2010

Getting to Know Jesus.

"He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:4).

Jesus should be the inspiration of every life in every generation. However, many people do not know or understand what Jesus was all about. He was not about power, not about money, not about condemnation, not about unworthiness. Jesus came to show us how to live and how to love. He came to make our lives easier. Society creates many complex rules and regulations both written and unwritten. Society will give you the parameters to understand who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, who is important and who is not. Unfortunately these are changing targets. Depending upon who you are talking to, these measures can change.
With Jesus everyone has potential to be good, you are right if you follow his example on living, and everyone is important and significant in the eyes of God. Jesus' simple rule is one of love, which does not change with the times, your economic status, your education level, nor your place in society. With Jesus all are equal, all are worthy, all are loved and all are forgiven.
We make life complicated. Jesus came to make our lives easier. He came to take away the pressures of how to live, how to fit into society, and how to treat one another. The simple rule is love. It is not merely a romantic love; it is a choice we make. If we understand the message of Jesus, we know that love is patient, forgiving, compassionate, and understanding. It is caring for one another. It is noticing the needs of one another. It is being present to everyone in a loving, caring way.
If you truely know Jesus, you can't help but follow his example. If you don't know Jesus, learn about him. Look at his life. Look at how he treated people. Look at how he made everyone feel loved, especially those who were deemed unlovable by society. He helped those who society had abandoned. His manner was truely inspirational.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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