At some point in life, one must observe the way in which one is living, regarding the decisions of how one may act or think. Humans can do wrong, and sin against God in so many ways. However, the moment when humans can see is so critical in sustaining that relationship with our Lord.
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35)’”.
Do you ever recall a time when you saw someone in need and you did not supply him with that in which he needed? Was there ever a time you noticed a beggar off the side of the road, and you just drive on, trying not to look at the person? Did you ever come across someone who was sitting alone at a party, or event, and instead of greeting the person, you mocked her from a far? Have you ever given a waiter a hard time in a restaurant or a clerk in a department store, making him or her distressed?
Consider those questions, and try to think about how many of those scenarios you can identify with and recollect. Perhaps you noticed such occurrences take place, whether it was you or someone around you. Try to think about how you reacted afterwards, and what was going through your mind. Do you make efforts to justify any action that may or may not contradict your morals and ethical reasoning? Alternatively, perhaps, do you brush things off, and do not worry yourself with such things, because you have other things to worry about?
Beloved understand that in this life all of us will have to carry our own Cross in some way, shape, or form. There will be tribulation and problems that will throw you off guard. You will face roadblocks in the midst of sunshine and blue skies. There will be darkness around the corner you least expect. Do not fear such things for they must take place.
Do not allow the Cross you carry to interfere with how you treat one another. Be kind to your brothers and sisters, for no human is better than another is. The only One who was and is better is our Lord, Jesus. He was and still is our Lord, our God.
As Christians, we all will be tempted, tested, and taunted by many things, from multiple angles. Be aware of this and be strong in our Lord. Try to remember how our Lord forgave up until He took His last breath on the Cross. He asked God to “Forgive them, for they know not what they do”. Remember this and try to do as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ did. Make sure to forgive and our Lord will take it from there.