Wednesday, April 13, 2016
It Is Good
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." - John Wesley
A couple of weeks ago, the Christian calendar observed Good Friday. Hopefully you do not go running away by changing your browser to Google or any other search engine. I am not here to talk religion but about a way of living.
The giving of ones self for a greater purpose.
It is an idea of sacrifice in our life for others or giving ourselves up to something greater. We each sacrifice something in our lives whether realized or not.
As children we learn to share our toys. We give up control of the Ninja Turtle and play in a group in a much more fun way.
As young adults we date, foregoing poker night with the guys or girls doing whatever it is girls hang out doing.
Marriage occurs and possibly a new baby comes along, so we sacrifice personal wants in order to provide for our child.
Giving up something for ourselves in order to give to someone else.
It is an act of sacrifice on our part for the betterment of someone else. The sacrifice of giving money to a worth while charity. We know the same money could have been used to buy a new fancy boat or the latest designer clothes.
We each have out own self indulgences to which we send our money or spend our time. But the sacrifice of something personal can one day change the life of another. It can change your own life.
It might mean giving of one's time to help another move their belongings or donating time to help feed the hungry. Impacting the life of another person in need has a powerful effect upon them and on you.
When you do for others, you are doing quite a bit for yourself.
So yes, this might have seemed like an article about the Christian belief of Jesus sacrificing his life for us. But the principle holds true for all religions and non-religious people. When we help each other, the world becomes a better place.
We become a better people.
Find a way to involve yourself in the lives of others. The return on your investment is a better life for you and everyone else.
Stay inspired my friends!