Monday, April 12, 2010

Does the world know that you are a follower of Jesus?

34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:34-39)

Spirituality involves living out the details in daily life of the religious beliefs one holds. One of the criticisms that is brought against those who profess to be Christian is that it can be too inward looking, forgetful of the needs of the world in which we live. A truely spiritual person is one who is transformed inwardly and so moves outwardly in compassion to the greater needs of others. All the great religions of th world have love of God and love of neighbor as the litmus test of the holy person.
So how do we live out our lives as true followers of Jesus?
Prayer is necessary to maintain our relationship with Jesus. However we cannot forget the rest of the mission. Jesus prayed to his father and that is written very often in the Scriptures. But Jesus was also compassionate, caring, forgiving, and most of all loving. His loving and healing ministry was very visible. So as true followers, we must make our lives in this world a visible expression of our Christianity.

Peace and love,


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

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