Reflections From The Bible And Life

Love The Way It Was Intended To Be

 

Galatians 1:6-12; Luke 10:25-37

Having something to believe in is good for us. It gives us hope in times of desperation, and keeps us sane. Man has shared so many brilliant thoughts, philosophies, and published them into books. Several of these grew into religions of some sort, however only one book was not authored by man alone, but revealed through Jesus Christ. It’s the bible. This holy book may have been misinterpreted in so many ways, but this holy book still stands as the only gospel that proves that God is real, and Jesus is real. On countless times, the bible warns us of some who may confusing us and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. Paul was vindictive about this.

The bible, through Jesus Christ, promises eternal life to those who lives his life of love, just like the way as Jesus did. Those who practice what they learn from the bible gains eternal life.

Jesus told us the parable of the Good Samaritan just to give us an idea of how we should live our life. The parable is about a man who fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead, and the way passersby reacted upon seeing the man. The parable illustrated love towards one another. From the parable, we may clearly understand that love transcends beyond love for one’s self or his own family, but extends to everyone, even strangers and enemies.

Mother Teresa‘s daily prayer gives us a glimpse of what is to be good Samaritans today:
“Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day in the person of your sick… Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the extracting, the unreasonable, may I still recognize you and say: “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve you.”

 

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