Saturday, December 7, 2013

Examin 7 Dec 2013

love your neighbour as yourself
This means a lot more than just being 'nice' to those around you. In fact, niceness has its dangers, as many equate being nice with never saying anything that may upset or offend or that is in anyway critical; niceness equals minding your own business and never doing or saying anything that might make someone in the least bit uncomfortable with how they lead their life, or give the slightest indication that ever single action of theirs has your full and complete approval. This was not how Jesus modeled love. He challenged complacency and the status quo because his primary goal was not earthly happiness but the salvation of souls. We as his followers must not get so caught up in being nice that we fall into a false compassion that is more worried about bruising someone's ego than their eternal salvation.

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