The Apostle Paul provides us with a clear and concise reminder of how we are to live as followers of Jesus Christ. These are traits that reflect God’s love, and they demonstrate a serious attempt to model our lives like our master and teacher.
If these traits are not evident in a person’s lifestyle it might be a sign of a shallow spirituality, or that there is no real depth to their discipleship. We demonstrate our faithfulness by the way we live, not by what we say.
As we embark on yet another new year, the words of the French philosopher, Albert Camus seem appropriate. Each of us have a vital role to play in creating a world where justice reigns and all of our family have a place at the table.
May 2015 be the year when all of us help bring about a world where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, the lonely are comforted and we all truly realize we are one global family.
Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we can hear, amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others, in a person. I believe, rather, that it is awakened and nourished by millions of solitary individuals whose deeds and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history.