Philosophy: Caring And Charity
Caring, it can be such a deep, loving and kind thing. Just as a lack of caring can be a deeply hurt filled way to live. A caring person is usually a kind and loving Soul where a person who is uncaring about others seems to usually fall into one of two categories, very egotistical and or is a person who is down on the world, who doesn’t think anything of anyone, including their own selves. The Lord wishes all people to be good, kind and decent to one another. We are directed to treat all people of all tongues, races and beliefs as our brothers and our sisters. Remember, the golden rule does not say “do unto others before they have a chance to do unto you.”
Charity is to give alms, it comes from within and is given freely. Just as caring is a natural concern for children, ones mate, other peoples lives, health and their needs. Caring and charity, people who are of these traits seem to be more positive, loving, kind and decent to each other. These people seem to have a love filled, light filled, quiet self assured ora about themselves. For if ones body is the dwelling place of God’s Holy Spirit then we should always be putting God first in our lives, would it not be reasonable that His Light will come out of us via our actions and words? I am not saying nor is it true that all people of the Earth are devout Christians just because they smile a lot and daily do good deeds. Nor is it really true that all people who say they are Christians really are. Many are just fooling themselves and their actions and words prove that God’s Light is not in them. There are some people of all religious faiths as well as some people who are of no faith system at all who are still good, honest and friendly people. A person, a community or a Nation can not have two masters. A person can pretend to care, they can even do some token charity work but our works do not make us good, it is the Spirit, the Light of God that makes us good, good works are a byproduct of that Light. Our works alone will not save us for without faith it is impossible to please God, no matter what good things we do. The people around us tend to know the truth about us, sometimes even better than we know ourselves. Also, most certainly God can see right through us and He will not be fooled or mocked by any of us.
Truly the harvest is ready, there are millions of people all over the globe who are looking for answers to a plefera of life’s challenges, truly the harvest is ready but the workers, the reapers are few. Throughout the New Testament we are told that we must produce. Any tree that produces no fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire, we are not allowed to hide our talents in the sand until our Master returns for if God is in us we will be filled with His love, caring and charity. As I said earlier, there are a lot of very good people in the world, people of every Nation, people who are not Christians who are daily looking for life’s meaning, we must work for Christ. There are many people who are kind, decent, charity filled, caring people that do not have the Light of God in them. These people will be counted among the lost if we the people that are around them do not show them God’s Light and God’s love. When this happens, at the Judgement Seat of Christ, Jesus will turn to the people who call themselves Christians who were these peoples family, friends, neighbors or members of the Churches in their towns for a reckoning. Might the Lord ask them/us why, why is this my child condemned? Why did you not warn them, why did you not care? Did you not know that their blood will be put upon your/our head?
In truth, when it comes to our faith are we sitting on our hands? Do we really care about our families, about anyone? The Lord knows all of our thoughts He already knows the answers to His questions about each and everyone of us. I have a few Scripture verses I would like you to consider before I close this letter to you this evening.
Matthew 10: 38-39—Jesus speaking. “He that takes not his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it and he that loses his life for My sake shall find it.”
1 Corinthians 15; 58—The Apostle Paul speaking. “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. For as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 5: 10—The Apostle Paul speaking. “For we must all appear before the Judgement Seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
Matthew 7: 21—Jesus speaking. “Not everyone that says to Me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does the will of My Father which is in Heaven.”
1 Peter 4: 7-8— The Apostle Peter speaking. “But the end of all things is at hand; be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
In closing, just think about it being the middle of the night and you notice that your neighbors house is on fire and you know their family is there sleeping. Would you do anything or just keep on watching your TV program and let them burn, after all, its not your house, not your family, why get involved? Within the Spiritual world we all have the same situation, we know that we have family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers who will be lost to Hell’s fire if the world was to end today, or if they were to die today, yet do we sit on our hands and let them burn? Caring, think about it!