Tuesday, June 18, 2013

You might become rich

Each day begins with a prayer of thanksgiving for being given another day.

It's important to remember that every new day provides an opportunity to surrender ourselves to the love of God and to serve our neighbor.

Why should we do this?

For this reason:
For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that for your sake he became poor although he was rich,
so that by his poverty you might become rich.( 2 Cor 8:9)
He became poor so that we might become rich!

This generosity simply needs to overflow in our words and our actions each and every day that the Lord provides for our lifetime here on earth.

This is not how we live, sadly. Our world have become individualistic and relativistic.

Should we continue to live this way?  Can we afford to allow our lives to become so dramatically impoverished in spirit when Our Lord wishes us to be rich?

Embrace "the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ"! It's part and parcel of our dignity as a creature of God; made in His image and likeness.

He did this FOR YOU! Now, go and serve following His example so that you might also be rich.

Practical ideas:

Set aside prayer time -- get to know He Who died for you. You can't love and serve someone you don't know! His Blessed Mother would be happy to introduce you formally -- have a chat with Our Lady.

Get your family involved -- family prayer, family meals, family outings; show Christ to others by living the Trinity of love in your own family.

Service to others -- visit a soup kitchen, food bank, make a meal for an ailing neighbor or one who just had a baby, take up a task around the yard for an elderly neighbor, or visit a nursing home and just spend some time making people smile.

There are many, many more ways in which you can imitate Christ and become rich in faith, hope and charity.

Have other ideas on how to become rich by surrendering to Christ in service -- share them in the comment box!


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