Sunday, June 17, 2007

GOOD WORKS

Jesus was with his apostles with teachers of the law one day as he was preaching.
A woman of ill- refute, despised, looked-down by many, approached Jesus,
She waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:36 - 8:3. .
The apostles reprimanded her.
Jesus on the other hand, acknowledge what she did and in the end even forgave her sins.

This woman, Mary Magdalene, a sinner, a good for nothing woman, just did something good for the Lord and she was blessed.
Like Magdalene, we know that we all have our imperfections, our sinfulness but as she showed to us. Yes, we can still do something good. In life, for others, and even for the Lord.
I saw the movie Shrek 3, towards the end, the villains in fairy tail stories wanted to avenge for how they were treated badly in the stories. When suddenly Arthur, the boy who would be king reminded them that its never too late, they can still do something good in life and for others.
No one is really that bad that he cannot do something good in life.
Look for that opportunity, ask what we can do everyday in our lives that would make others happy. Like for dads as we celebrate fathers day.
Like Jesus, He taught us many things but he also had done so many good works, cure the sick, raise the dead, comforted those in sorrow and he served and ask us to do the same.
Mary was reprimanded, scolded by the apostles.. But Jesus admired her for what she did and acknowledge her, by blessing her.
There are times when we do good, people will judge us negatively and sometimes we do good and we look around no one is there to clap their hands or affirm us.
But Jesus sees everything and knows the good we do.
In the end we can be blessed and redeemed by our good works.
Mother Theresa of Calcutta, never preached about Love or service but she just did it..


I am reminded of a comparison between a necktie and handkerchief. A necktie make one look good presentable, and it stays in the center but a handkerchief is placed inside the pocket but it serves its purpose wipe perspiration, tears, using for blowing noses and yet after serving its purpose it is kept inside the pocket not to be seen by many,
Maybe we can ask also. What kind of Christian we would like to be. A Necktie Christian? Or a Handkerchief Christian.

I believe in the end, The Lord will judge us not by the mistakes we did the good works we have done.
May we live a life of good works for others and for God , amen

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