Thursday, September 29, 2016

Learn what you teach

What is important is that we humble ourselves and live the little way. It is the realization that even though we are grown we are still as children to God. We haven't the wisdom, nor the capacity that S\He has. Therefore we, as all children, must turn to God for guidance, for strength in hardships, and for reassurance.

We come to realize the power of His unconditional love. When we release our life S/He fills it, when we cannot resolve a difference, and release it to His hands, a reconciliation quickly follows. We wonder, in our own unworthiness, His desire to assist us in all we do and that is when we begin to understand the capacity of love unlimited.

It teaches us to reach out more often, to give more fully, to share more joyfully, and to be blessed in doing so. If God can be so forgiving, cannot we forgive? If God can be the supply of such abundance, cannot we share what S/He blesses us with?

If God loves us with all our petty faults, fears, feelings of unworthiness, our ego, anger, and greed that are part of our human nature, cannot we, in turn, be more tolerant of the faults we find in others? Cannot we spend less time examining and criticizing others and more time improving ourselves?

Can we learn to spend less time in self-pity and more time seeking God? We encourage our children to share and yet we guard what we have selfishly, not trusting that God will continue in giving abundantly.

We tell our children to stop fighting, and yet we harbor anger, jealousy, and prejudice in our hearts. We encourage our children to build friendships, and yet are so guarded ourselves in our own life, suspicious of what others may be seeking. As children of God, we need to learn more of what we ourselves teach. To reach out more and withdraw less, and to see others as God's children also.

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