Compassion and care
Thought of the day:
Compassion and care for one’s fellow man are perhaps the most significant and defining character traits of the noble man; aspects that unfortunately are diluted and gradually lost in the cold fog of contemporaneity. They get lost in a society that has long twisted the meaning of life according to their own desires, thus distorting the truth and raising to the level of art the false duplicitism, pompously called ‘politically correct’ (ie agreeing with everyone according to their own interests) .
Analyzing both and carefully the trend of contemporary Christianity, we note with concern the growing trend in promoting the ‘Sunday Christian’, that silent man who comes and goes like a shadow over others, but stubborn to remain closed and protected in himself.
This kind of Christians do nothing but lock the art of love, empathy and brotherhood in the ‘drawer of secrets’, but especially the ‘Treasure of the Gospel’.
Remaining faithful to this treacherous trend, we began to adopt and normalize in our collective mentality, the strange cult of ‘inner holiness’ a state that is not necessarily necessary to be publicly manifested; a false holiness and rather in-elegantly tailored, through which we hide from others (from those ‘pagans’ outside our own churches) who do not somehow defile our beautifully harmonized religious life!
But if we truly want to be like Him, we must relearn how to practice the ‘art’ of compassion, the ‘art’ of being kind and merciful to souls who are lost in the thick, cold blur of sin; and that peak, they are right next to us most of the time. Let us learn, therefore, that only by helping and diligently supporting one another will we truly form a family to the liking of the Godhead, for it is written:
‘The righteous showeth his way unto his friend: but the way of the wicked leadeth him astray.’ Proverbs 12:26
Where you are today, remember: ‘The good man receives the good will of the Lord, but God condemns the wicked.’ Proverbs 12: 2
Pastor Florin Antonie