Act of Loving Kindness

Verse of the Day

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” Colossians 3:15

Food for Thought

Poor Widow's Offering
Poor Widow’s Offering

According to legend, a young man while roaming the desert came across a spring of delicious crystal-clear water. The water was so sweet he filled his leather canteen so he could bring some back to a tribal elder who had been his teacher. After a four-day journey he presented the water to the old man who took a deep drink, smiled warmly and thanked his student lavishly for the sweet water. The young man returned to his village with a happy heart. Later, the teacher let another student taste the water. He spat it out, saying it was awful. It apparently had become stale because of the old leather container. The student challenged his teacher: “Master, the water was foul. Why did you pretend to like it?” The teacher replied, “You only tasted the water. I tasted the gift. The water was simply the container for an act of loving-kindness and nothing could be sweeter.”

While in temple, Jesus saw many rich people put in lots of money in the money boxes. Then one poor woman, a widow, walked up to the boxes. She put in two small copper coins worth less than a penny.  Jesus looked at his friends. “This poor woman put in more than the rich people did,” he said. “Here’s why: the rich people still have much money left. But this woman only had two coins. She did not have any more money. The rich people only gave part of what they had. She gave all of what she had.” In our life, we often judge everything by its material value, but God judges the spirit behind our actions.

O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures forever.  Psalms 136:1

file (3)Prayer of the Day

Heavenly Father, we thank you for all the good things that you have given us in our life. We confess that our heart and mind get distracted by worldly charms but it is Your Holy Spirit that keeps us away from all the evils. Heavenly Father, take care of all our deeds and make our heart and mind clean with your blood that was spilled over the cross at Calvary. Amen

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