The Way It Should Be

Deacon Lyle Blackmon

A Reflection From our Pastoral Team

Jesus says that in sharing with others we are not expected to give away what we genuinely need ourselves, but only from our surplus. And, when we share our surplus today with someone in greater need, we can hope to be treated in the same way in our own hour of need. Of course, it is important that we distinguish clearly and honestly the difference between what we genuinely need and what we think we cannot do without. In this way, a balance is maintained and Paul quotes from Scripture:

The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little. (2 Cor 8:15)

That is an example of wholeness in our society, in our communities…the way it should be.

Part of our healing is in our communities’ wholeness, which is based on truth, love, compassion, and a deep sense of justice for all. And this, too, is holiness because God is an important part of the wholeness. He is recognized as the Creator, the Conserver, and the Final Goal of all that I am and can be, of all that WE are and can be. Let us pray today to Jesus as Lord of life and ask him to help us reach that level of health, wholeness, and holiness to which he is calling us.

Peace, Deacon Lyle Blackmon

(En Español)

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