The Help of Others – What has Jesus been saying to you?
I like the way the Message puts this into todays words.
I turned my head and saw yet another wisp of smoke on its way to nothingness: a solitary person, completely alone—no children, no family, no friends—yet working obsessively late into the night, compulsively greedy for more and more, never bothering to ask, “Why am I working like a dog, never having any fun? And who cares?” More smoke. A bad business.
It’s better to have a partner than go it alone.
Share the work, share the wealth.
And if one falls down, the other helps,
But if there’s no one to help, tough!
Two in a bed warm each other.
Alone, you shiver all night.
By yourself you’re unprotected.
With a friend you can face the worst.
Can you round up a third?
A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.
The question is how can we best help each other? How can we be good “brothers keepers” and not become Pharisees who simply pointed out the law. A law that Jesus said “is good”
The only answer I am confident about is to point a brother or sister to the living Lord that dwells within the them.
Can I help people to recognize and hear the voice of Jesus within them and not try to be or interpret that voice?
Can you help me to hear the voice of Jesus within me and not try and be that voice or interpret the voice I hear within me?
Can we be people who not only hear the voice but follow what Jesus asks us to do.
So what has Jesus been saying to you?
This entry was posted on October 16, 2008 by Eclectic Mind. It was filed under Church Life, Disciples of Jesus Christ, House Church, Jesus Christ, Organic Church, Pagan Christianity, Religion, Simple Church, Wise Sayings .