"LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure." What a great thing to remember and a perfect way to begin a prayer.
What it tells us is that God gives us just enough to make a difference in the world, which is just enough to make a great life in this world.
"What sorrow awaits you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now."
This begs the question: Are you satisfied with your portion? At what cost are you willing to sacrifice to receive more? Will someone have to give up something for your gain?
This is not socialist politics, but a reflection on genuine kindness. Socialism might dictate a sense of fairness among all people by taking from those who have and distribute to those who do not have. It seeks to make the playground level, and put everyone on the same page. Kindness simply puts other people's needs above our own. It's not about equality, but about helping those who might need a helping hand up.
Every person needs something, but we all don't need everything. If we are to be the hands and heart of God, then we must never lose sight of seeing the face of Christ in the needs of others. And never forget it was Jesus Christ taught us not to worry about who gets more now...but instead to make sure we all get some bread today.
"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full."
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.”