Friday, November 19, 2010

The Light of Life

I have heard it said, “If you point your finger at someone, remember there are 3 more pointing at you!”



We are always so quick to find fault in those around us, whether it be a neighbor, a family member, or a co-worker. However, we are quick to justify our own faults, mistakes and behaviors.


We have even given our faults cute little phrases such as, “my guilty pleasure”, which really means, “Yes, I know I shouldn’t do it, but is it really that bad? Who is it hurting anyway”. These guilty pleasures could be just about anything from a TV show we know is immoral, but watch anyway, to an extra glass of wine that leads to loose lips in mixed company, to a shopping spree we really can’t afford and decide  not to tell our spouse about, or maybe a grudge we choose to hold on to because we believe we were wronged and we aren’t going to let go.


Who do these things really hurt? These things hurt us, they hurt our family and friends, they hurt the ones we work with. They hurt everyone involved!


As we, the Christian community, let our own moral compass slip, we become desensitized to evil influences  around us. It happens slowly at first, but gradually we become more tolerant of sinful behavior in ourselves. We lose focus of our true call. As disciples of Christ, our call is to be a light of life to a falling world. We are called to bring the fire of Christ's love to a world that grows cold.

When the people came to Jesus for healing, he would tell them, “Go and sin no more”. He wanted them to be healed completely in both body and soul.



"Dear children; With motherly perseverance and love I am bringing you the light of life to destroy the darkness of death in you. Do not reject me, my children. Stop and look within yourselves and see how sinful you are. Be aware of your sins and pray for forgiveness. My children, you do not desire to accept that you are weak and little, but you can be strong and great by doing God's will. Give me your cleansed hearts that I may illuminate them with the light of life, my Son. Thank you." BVM November 02 2010 Message to Mirjana





13 comments:

deodate said...

That's the ironic thing...sin hurts us most of all and by defintion, it separates us from God, our Father.
Andie

Daily Grace said...

You are so right Andie.....

Jackie said...

Peace be with you

Thank you for reminding everyone one of us that we are disciples . I love Our Mother . Amen

Daily Grace said...

I love Her too Jackie! Good to hear from you and by the way I like your new blog-site!

Peace to you....

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Nice post..can you add my blog to your links? I will add yours..

kam said...

Yes, it is so easy to let ourselves slip, even as we are most vigilant most of the time. Satan has ways of slipping into our life, into everyone's lives... The more we look around us we can see the world falling around us, and so we must be like St. Francis, and heed the call of God, to build back the church and in doing so, be good examples of the christian community. Thanks so much D.G., for these timely reminders. k

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great post. Thanx.

God bless.

Julia said...

" ...our call is to be a light of life to a falling world. We are called to bring the fire of Christ's love to a world that grows cold."

Beautiful! I will try to remember this.

Daily Grace said...

Yes Kam, like Francis we must rebuild the church...step by step..stone by stone.

God bless

Colleen said...

Thanks for this post. God bless!

Mary333 said...

DG,
This is so true. Sin has a snowball effect if we don't stand firm in battle. The Rosary is a great weapon against it! Thanks for the excellent post!

Abbey said...

Once this complete union with God and Christ is truly felt in the heart and soul, one knows that it is irreplaceable. It truly is the most "divine" relationship we could ever have. It is so amazing that God gives us this opportunity, ENCOURAGES us to take it and enjoy His unconditional love.

I LOVE our Heavenly Mother with all my heart!

Abbey ♥

aspiring... said...

A thoughtful collection of thoughts and post, Daily Grace. I can see the evolution to sin you described. We all see it I must think. Desensitization to both good and bad is overwhelming both good people and the Church herself. We need our Lord and our Lady to see what we're not seeing - not so much in Church or in prayer, etc., but on an everyday basis in our everyday moments and lives.

God bless you now and always, I pray.

Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and those who visit you here.