The first Monday of Lent, the start of a new week. Looking at today’s readings I find it interesting that they say the same message in a different way. The old Testament readings discusses God’s law passed down through Moses, it was full of the “You shall not’s” Do you suppose when Moses told everyone those rules they thought, “What the heck CAN we do? everything is You Shall Not”
I would like to think Christ let his human side influence his message a little bit because he looked at this in a positive manner. He said, “Come you who are blessed by my Father inherit the kingdom prepared for you, When I was hungry you gave me food, When I was thirsty you gave me drink”
Both messages are really the same when it comes down to it, treat others as you would want to be treated. Show compassion for one another. Unfortunately I do not always do that, but when we do we feel SO GOOD don’t we! Why do you suppose we do not do it all the time then?? How many of us will help a group or someone by attending a benefit, or donating to a cause but if we meet someone on the street asking for help we go out of our way to avoid them? I need to work on that and affect a change in my life how about you?
Remember that song we all learned when we were young children? “Whatsoever you do to the least of my children, that you do unto me”
Lord help me to recognize those who are in need. For all of us are in need either monetarily or spiritually aren’t we?
Have a blessed day!