The scriptures are not the only resources one has in their faith and walk and life, it's the center of our's, but is not all inclusive. There is the human interaction, the whole aspect of living out our faith and sharing that is prevalent throughout it. We have not been given a simple system or guide book, or check list, God is always about a relationship with Him, and where he leads us. Too many get caught up into the legalism of it all, has been that way from the beginning, and God is not pleased with that, if that is your basis of faith. We are to move in spirit, not just the letter or word, and this means ample times and consideration where one is not able to find a direct link to scripture, yet with a heart of empathy, God's empathy, we know when and where it's necessary to make the right decision. I like to attest, my only job is to plant a seed, a seed of hope, to inspire people to want more from themselves, for their lives, for their hearts, and for them to open up a dialog with the Lord, in their own way, own manner, as long as they are talking to God, he will answer, and he will help them in all of their states of being, no matter where they are at, He's there for you, and it's not a matter of being good enough, for he accepts you for who you are, no matter who you are, as long as you have breath of life, He is accessible and one you can turn to, even if all others turn against you, this is just a given.
The core aspects, basic fundamental's. Jesus died on the cross for the atonement of all sin for all of mankind, it's not a gift all will receive because they chose not to, but it's a gift available to them at any given moment, all they have to do is say Yes, Lord, I receive you, and I will accept your Love. Let him work out your nature, being, and situation, He's the good Shepard, he will not abandon his flock, and he will always give you what is best for you in all ways. A child may think in their mind, that eating only candy is their desire, and ask God for this, Knowing, as a parent does, that it's not good for them, the same scenario goes for those of us in the position of need, and begging God for it. It's always a good idea to ask God, what you should really be praying for in the first place, the answer may surprise you. If I had some prayers answered in the manner I desired at the time, the results would have been a total disaster, always trust in his gentle and educated way beyond you, or anybodies understandings in this area.
Beyond this, our Lord works behind the scenes for all of us, well past what any of us could fathom, it's a little thing for us to spend some time daily in reflection upon this, and if the very least, a simple short prayer would be better then going through out your day ignoring your prayer life. He is spending time 24/7 behind the scenes for us, in comparison, and HIS provisions are more then adequate, if we rely on them, not our own. If he cares that much, to spend that much time for us, it's very little on our end to at least reflect back upon it, and just tell him, Thank you for your Love! In prayer, in deed, in action.
Current society, a giant thing we are all guilty of, and it's partiality.
The ones that are sick need the healer more then the rest, and our interaction with others in society, with it's media driven, must be this picture perfect person, horrible witness towards humanity. I found those that are not well to do, that lack in the areas of physical beauty, to be the most rich and beautiful of all. I some times am disturbed by bumping into people, made to feel so low, less then human, and all because they lack the money, trait's, looks, etc. to conform with societies typical roll, and I am there to uplift their spirits alone, hopefully planting the seeds of truth as well. I look at society, and laugh at times, wasted energy on useless stuff, so many in need, but boasting about owning this, or just focused upon some negative tangent, and no joy, but just thinking they are doing God's will, but the reality is, they are enslaved to it all. We are here to serve, not be served, we are here to listen, not just to speak, and we are here to make a difference, not be conformed to the world, but to show Love as our Lord has shown his Love for us as well.
We are all God's children, regardless of faith "a chosen thing", we were made in His image, and it's the whole, if you want to get to fullness of it all, you want to dig deeper, it's through the Catholic faith itself that guides and leads it in the best context. Do I say, continue being on the side line as one from an outside faith and you are getting into heaven? Nope, but I am saying, get what I'm conveying here now, right, correct, and get it now, rather then waiting until your last moment, at the very least, please, hear what I have to say before making a decision, for I would be heartbroken if you just wrote off it all, while continuing on your current path, in limitations along your walk with the Lord, for he wants and desires a deeper union and collaboration with all of mankind! Still though, I reflect upon my own life, my walk, where I was strong in some areas, weak in others, and it's a journey for me, it will be for you. May God bless you with what is good for you, may you see his gentle, loving in hand in warm embrace in your life, and may you really see Him in truth, and in fullness like you never have before who He is about, and your special role as His child in this world.
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