Fear, The thought of the dayThought of the day:
‘Behave in the midst of the Gentiles, that in the things which they speak against you as evildoers, by your good works which they see, they may glorify God in the day of their search.’ are the precious counsels of the Apostle Peter, (1 Peter 2:12); advice that should on the one hand make us responsible and on the other hand prepare us for the virulent reactions of a world allergic to holiness and especially to practical Christianity.
Why do I say that? Because living in a society whose values are corrupt and carry a duplicitous and most often contorted “truth,” any deed springing from the good heart of a true Christian will inevitably be viewed with suspicion and malice by others, for that today’s humanity has educated itself in accepting evil with open arms, but rejecting as a pariah the true ‘goodness’ of God.
Probably each of us has gone through and still go through specific states of sadness and frustration, generated by the lack of gratitude for the kindness we have shown from the heart of our fellow human beings.
However, we must continue to shine in the spiritual darkness of contemporaneity, because the Bible teaches us today to be different from the common note of society and to do only what is good in this world.
And what would be the logic of such an attitude? you might be wondering.
Because seeing the consistency of our words in the practice of life, and especially of the way in which they are transcribed into deeds of goodness, distributed to all generously, people who today look at us perhaps with suspicion, find in their research a way to the light of truth. .
Where you are, do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome evil today by goodness, because you were made to rise above all and to be a point of reference over the centuries; but this can only be done through self-sacrifice.
Pastor Florin Antonie