Monday, 27 June 2016
Before we have any contact with God we compete with each other to see who can be the most daring, the most drunken, the most pleasure-seeking, the most rich, the most outrageous, the most violent, the most, evil, the most good.....
This, of course, gets us nowhere.
But we don 't know any better.
Contact with God brings concern for others, especially those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
We cease to compete for supremacy and begin to care about others.
We become more charitable, more generous, more compassionate, more forgiving.....
Once our fear is gone we can afford to be more merciful.
We know that we are loved.
And we long to share that love with others.
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