Be Dressed for Action

Written by Joe Dardano

In our previous blog post we wrote that true happiness lies in doing the will of God through integrity, which relies on paying attention to one’s inner life: forgiveness, love, compassion and charity. The status of one’s own heart is very important in the Kingdom of God, which God the Father gladly offers us (Luke 12:32). That integrity with our inner disposition toward God and others is also characterized by action to do good and be of service to others to guard against complacency in the face of abundant possessions. Most people come to a point where “enough is enough” and fall into a laziness and spend many years in wasted & selfish pleasures. They see their stockpile of possessions and regard it as enough to protect them and serve them as a buffer to poverty & misery. However, God is always teaching us to keep working and investing and serving others even when blessed with more than enough possessions and money (See Matthew 25: 14-30). The point is not how much we have, but what we do with our lives. Our purpose in life is maximized and our joy too, when we live to encounter Jesus Christ: “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,  like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him” (Luke 12:35-36).


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