Exclusively for others
Thought of the day:
The art of Christianity, or rather the masterpiece by which the Godhead revolutionized the world, resides in a short, but full of desired meaning:
‘Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.’ I conclude with the quote from Paul’s Epistle to Galatians 6: 2
Some time ago I was asked a strange question about the culture in which we live today. Namely, how I think it would look like an ideal world, in which to dominate the divine peace springing from man’s compassion for his fellow men.
Looking at the effervescence of contemporary civilization, of course, this question suddenly takes on such an idealistic tinge in the minds of postmodern man that it is most likely quickly overlooked and left to dust off the shelf of unprecedented issues.
What makes me say that? Well, the world we live in no longer has time to think and understand the vital aspects of life. Trapped in the whirlwind of technology, humanity teaches its ‘children’ the art of living the moment in the fierce turmoil of feelings and emotions, to the detriment of logic, analysis and meaning.
It is therefore the time when the man, driven by emotions, wants nothing more than to be left alone, in his square, where he can experience and agonize as much as possible and only for his own benefit.
However, reading carefully the text that the Bible takes out of the collection of teachings today and offers it for analysis, we notice that the secret of balance and perfection in relationships lies in the ‘self-sacrifice’ for others to do well.
Can you imagine a world in which each person sacrifices himself exclusively for others and not for himself?
There can be no more hatred, lies, violence or shortcomings, because everyone will do their best to raise the other above himself. There will be, in fact, the expression of heaven on earth, one that we must learn from now on to put into practice. No one will be knocked to the ground there, because we will all do our best to push others to success and victory.
Pastor Florin Antonie