Wednesday, June 27, 2018

“Getting fascinated by an idea is just a short-term feeling, putting it into practice takes a long-term thought process, but the result will certainly require a long-term commitment of not giving-up.”

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. Napoleon Hill: (1883 – 1970: was an American author.) 

Gospel Text: (MT 7:15-20)
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,
but underneath are ravenous wolves.
By their fruits you will know them.
Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,
and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down
and thrown into the fire.
So by their fruits you will know them."

The way you judge a person’s true character is not by their tiny little character flaws, minor sins or shortcomings.  The Pharisees did that.  You judge what they do, what their actions have actually produced.  We aren’t supposed to judge at all, but there are times a person’s actions need to be judged, but not the person themselves.  God alone knows a person’s heart.

Have our actions in life produced good things?  Or have we been selfish a lot in our lives?  As long as we live, God alone has the right to judge us, and no one is a finished product until the day they die.  There is nothing that we have ever done in our lives that is so bad that it can’t be forgiven and rectified.  Nothing is written in stone, except our death one day.  In the meantime, we can work on our lives, and trying to make the world a better place to be, no matter what stage of life we are in.

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