16 Jun Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 13
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 13-West Palm Beach, Florida:
Parables from the bible have the ability to change how we approach many situations in life and how we should respond as Jesus would in certain aspects of our day-to-day lives. One of the great stories from the bible that is a testament to what it means to truly love your neighbor as instructed by God is the parable of the Good Samaritan. The power behind what is instructed is something that we ignore more often than not by most people.
When someone is in need or struggling to have the basic necessities for food and water how do we respond? If it is a loved one, do we take from what we have and give it to them? If it is a family member, do we have mercy on them and assist them in getting back on their feet? How about a stranger, do we take from our pocket and give what we have or are we so skeptical to help a homeless person due to the fact that people lie such as a wealthy person, who panhandles out of boredom, to trust that they are really in need?
The bible instructs us to love your neighbor as yourself. Therefore, it is important to help those in need, love with all your heart, forgive and not covet another, and to repent when we fall short of the glory of God. No man or woman is perfect, but we are reborn through Christ and by loving our neighbors around the world regardless of faith, religion, sex, and ethnicity we are living a life as instructed by the Lord.
God, please forgive us for our sins and grant us world peace. Amen
Reflection Day #13
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: