Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Living A Life Of Love

Augustine (know as the early church father) said "Love has hands to help others. It has feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eye to see misery and want. It has ears to hear the sigh and sorrow of men. This is what love looks like."

Do your hands help or hinder? When there is a need do you lend a hand or hope someone else will?

Do you find it easier to open the checkbook than to hasten you feet to help the poor? True love would teach the poor how to grow food or find a job by working with them. Yes the financial support help but they will need more than that to keep going when the money runs out.

What about eyes to see someone hurting and the ear to listen to the sorrow. Is it easier to say I don't want to get wrapped up with them, they are so depressing all the time. Maybe they need you to share Christ with them or share you story with them to find joy again.

If God puts someone in your path He wants you to take action and not pass it on to someone else.

Who know you could be blessed my an Angel.


Sharon Brumfield said...

I have been one of those who hated to open my mouth and say I had needs because i was afraid I would run others off.
But we are to help bare the load of others burdens.....reaching out to others should come naturally if the Holy Spirit lives in us.
And we benefit by being blessed when we reach out to others.
I wonder if as the body of Christ we are presenting a picture of those who would love to help.

Denise said...

We should always be willing, and ready to help others.