There is a very good background article in the Atlantic on Pope Francis and his visit to the U.S. We try to put people in boxes of left and right; Democrat and Republican. The Pope doesn’t fit into any box other than he is a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.
“My hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: ‘Give them something to eat.’”
Regardless of what box you put yourself in, these are profound words that are food for thought.
Give someone something to eat today!
The only one standing in the way of you realizing your true potential in life is you—led by your ego. Every time I stumble in life—and it’s more than I would like—it’s because I trip over my ego. When you are filled with your own ego it crowds out God in your life. And when God is missing nothing good happens. Nothing. It may feel good for a short time, but not for the long haul of life. Continue reading
And you should answer, “I can do ANYTHING!!!” Because you can. The Bible and history are filled with ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Peter, and Paul. Saved mankind from destruction, fathered a people under God, saved the same people, led the people out of captivity to the Promised Land, was the rock of a new church of people, and brought the message of God to all peoples. A little peasant girl (Joan of Arc) under the age of twenty led her country in battle. Today, another little girl (Malala Yousafzai) under the age of twenty is leading the world in battle against ignorance. You can’t do something? Think again!!! Continue reading
We all have a life path. There is one straight direction leading to our Creator, but for almost all of us the path is twisty, bumpy and has offshoots that are dead ends. But that one clear, straight, smooth path exists—we just have to LISTEN to God to find it.
I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.