Sunday, August 20, 2017

SHORT DEVOTIONAL: Helping hands.

Our love for JESUS is not measured by how ecstatic we are in singing sacred music. Loving HIM is measured by our ability to love the least, seek the lost and care for the last. If raising our hands during praise and worship will not lead us to a helping hand, then our worship is plain ECSTASY and not love.

Jesus, in today's gospel (Matthew 19:16-22), made it very clear that the way to christian perfection is this: "sell what you have and give to (the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me." God is more pleased with Christians who, out of love for Him, are compelled to do extraordinary works for the poor and the marginalized. You might say, "I don't have money to help." That maybe true for many of us, but helping does not come in the form of money alone.  We can help by giving some of our time and by giving some of our talents to uplift our brothers and sisters in dire need. Every time you do charitable works, remember that you do it all for JESUS, because "He is in least of our brethren."

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