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Spiritual Life: Whatever we do, we do for Him

PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 October 2017

Gareth Sherwood

The way of Jesus is a challenging way to live. It is a way that gives life and doesn’t demand or abuse it.

To follow Jesus is do for others that which you would have then do for you; it is to love and bless even your enemies.

We are reminded by Jesus that whatever we do, even for the lowliest of others, we do for Him.

I wrote a poem to illustrate:

The Jesus Way

If this world doesn’t cause us pain,

We aren’t loving it enough.

If this world doesn’t leave us with scars,

We didn’t try hard enough to defend others.

If this world doesn’t ever reject us,

We never stood with the oppressed.

If this world doesn’t leave us naked,

We didn’t clothe enough people.

If this world doesn’t make us hungry sometimes,

We ate the food of the starving.

If we leave this world only knowing happiness,

We never knew true friendship.

If this world supplies all our desires,

We stole from the poor.

If in this world we only knew our friends,

We never loved our enemies.

If in this world we only listen to what we like,

We never hear to the cries of suffering.

If in this world we only see the sins of others,

We never faced the darkness in our own

hearts.

If in this world all we see are problems,

We were never part of the solution.

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