I know not about your faith but mine has been far from smooth sailing. You see things were simpler in the mosaic time, more in tuned with the frequency of human nature.
The law was, “an eye for an eye”. Hate your enemy, love your friends. Then Jesus wiped all that away with his blood and instead gave us the new covenant that teaches us to be christ like
Thank you Jesus but ehhh, how do I implement this in my daily life?
Half way through Matthew 5: 34-48, I had to do some reflecting, because I know I was guilty, very guilty of a misbalanced spiritual life.
So I said, Ok father, let’s talk. You know I’m selfish, I know I’m selfish. I even refuse to lend to people I hold grudges against, sometimes they’ve probably forgotten about it… but I didn’t.
I decided to freeze the problem at it’s the root
It was simply because I felt like whatever I give away, I will need.
You can notice how wrong that thought process is ( Matthew 6: 19-21). I suppose there are two kinds of people, those who find it easier to share. And me.
The Bible coax us to give, even more than we are asked without expecting it back. Pray for those who persecute us. Turn the other cheek, this is the bitter truth.
If you’re on this same both with me, then the two logical steps (which I am taking as well, is to pray for repentance. Then, make a pact hat whomever will ask you for anything from henceforth, be it money, a resting place, clothes, bags, whatever it is, you will say Yes, even if it hurts.
He assures me that from then onwards, it will only get easier, and I have faith in his promises.
If I’m not alone on this, then comment and share tips on what you’re doing to improve yourself.
I continue to pray that God brings out the Goodness in my heart and exterminate all greed. Have a blessed day.
It’s cold outside, stay warm.