“I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink.”- Matthew 25:35
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Hello everyone! Forgive me if my meditation tonight will not be as coherent. I’m currently suffering from a throbbing headache since this late afternoon and I’ve only gotten to drink my medicine when I arrived home. Anyway, I will do my best to bring God’s message as simple and concise as I can.
One of the marked traits of a true Christian is his compassion – not just for the poor and needy – but moreso to anyone and everyone who needs it. He shows compassion not because of ego or pride, but because of the sincerity of his heart. I wish I can say the same to myself. More often than not I am not as compassionate at all to most people around me. I tend to keep to myself – showing indifference rather than sympathy.
Jesus Christ showed his compassion to the people of Israel many times, but he did not announce his good deeds to everyone else. He even prayed that those who he showed compassion to will not tell anyone except for their families. He was careful not to let pride creep into his heart and mind.
Would we do the same now? Would we do good things just because – no buts, no conditions, no selfish desires?