Why We Are Here

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 The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing.As Christians we have many examples of what is important in life when we look at the life of Jesus.He said to be "fishers of men, and cast your nets upon the sea", "Heal the sick.", "Have faith, your faith has made you well."  In Mark Chapter 25 he tells us about the kingdom of heaven. Mark 25:34 - 36 Come you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited me in; naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison, and you came to me.We have all at one time or another, acted out of pride, spoken with anger, or shut the door on people who were looking for a spiritual opening.  We have even behaved in a non-Christian like manor.  At times we have all lost track of the main thing.Grace and compassion for others, is the main thing.  Prayer and keeping our spirits whole is also important.  God will give us the nudge and whisper to our spirits the ways we can be part of the kingdom.  It isn't always some huge difficult thing.  It is often something simple for us, but can be life changing for the recipient.   Go into the world today.  What do you have to offer? God, help us to all find the beautiful gift we each have to share with the world.  Let us touch another life with joy and encouragement.  Let us alleviate human suffering.  Let our love shine for our neighbors.  And let us love you God, with all our hearts and all our souls, and with all our minds. Keep us from loosing track of what is important.  Let us not be distracted with unimportant tasks, gossip, and planning for things outside of our control.  Guide us, be with us.  Amen.


I have a friend who taught me (but claimed I taught him...!) that it's more important to be Christ-like than a Christian. Equally so with any religion. We all have sparks of the Divine within. Our job is to turn those sparks into an eternal flame that guides our actions - our habits - each day.
Erin, One reason I'm here...to learn how to give and receive love. Nothing else is as important as these 2 things...nothing.
hi erin, i love the introduction, the main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing(i might borrow) 1st corinthians 13 comes to mind when i read this. nice weekend
What do I have to offer? I had sight of that once but now it's a glimmer on the horizon because I have forgotten to keep the main thing the main thing. The climb back is a rough discovery, but worth every step.

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