If we are honest with ourselves then being right pales in comparison to doing right.
Jesus once told a group of religious leaders, “It’s not what goes into a person’s mouth that defiles but what comes out.”
What he will go on to describe that our words and actions begin in the heart where God resides.
Just as Jesus was ‘righting’ the actions of the people who thought they were doing life correctly, we too must think about what we do too.
And as such we must ask ourselves the question, “Do my actions come from my ego? Or do they come from a heart centered on God’s own heart?”
Sometimes we want to be right and often we will do anything to ensure that position. This is exactly the place where people get hurt; ignored, pushed aside and even killed.
Being right and doing right will always be our greatest challenge. Which is why it is imperative we look at Jesus, who puts actions above all else.
And this is how the math adds up:
Human Hurt + Jesus’ Actions = God’s Love
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”