Is it your day in paradise?
I hope so. If it is, treasure it.
Somewhere, there is someone who is not there. Does that bother you as much as it does me?
Too often, I forget those in need. I need to do things that really aren’t important. They have no real significance, now or eternally. Yet, we are commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves. That command is not to love them somewhat or even a lot. We must love them at least as much as we love ourselves. It is easy not to realize how much we love ourselves. We just take it for granted, and it is mostly taken for granted that we will do whatever it takes for ourselves. What would it be like if we loved others so much that we took it for granted. That is the world in God’s eyes. He sent Jesus to show us how to do it, and He said we can do more than Him.
In fact, it is praised when we achieve.
We all know that it is far more noble to take care of the needy and the disadvantaged. So, I encourage you to really put effort into the lives of those who need you. Reach out, even beyond your comfort zone to help. It isn’t as easy as it seems on the surface. It is really fairly hard to help out a lot, but I know you can do it if you put your mind to it. People don’t need a hand out, but they really need a leg up.
Enjoy your day in paradise.