19/08/2008

God's Blessings

a small butterfly landed on my printer :)

MATTHEW 19:23

Jesus said to his disciples, "Amen, I say to you, it will hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven"

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What's the difference between a rich man and a poor man? Obviously, it's money. Why would money make it more difficult for a person to enter into the kingdom of God? Could it be that it's not so much that one possesses money, but rather, what one chooses to do with that possession?

God generously bestows blessings upon us so that we, in turn, may be transformed into blessings for others. From a Christian perspective, money confers upon its recipients the obligation to acknowledge the blessing of wealth as principled stewards.

Additionaly, we bear the Christian responsibility to enrich the lives of those possessing less. Thanks to free will, each of us retains the discretion to use money as we choose. Still, we need to remember that the door-way of heaven narrows whenever we act as though our wealth represents power to be wielded over others.

"Lord, do not let money come between Thee and me"


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Received the reflection above from Sr. Sylvia, fsp.

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Unrelated topic above:

Chris,

If you are reading my blog, I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday! May your wishes and dreams come true.

Bila pulang kampung? :)

1 comments:

Mberenis said...

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