Be Good, Do Good, Be Light


Being good and doing good are two different things said our priest in a homily this weekend. One can do good but still be evil in the heart. I bring this up today because St. Paul shares an important teaching in Ephesians 4. I often share my feelings of the world being a great mess. We lack unity in character and moral values. Relativity seems to be the new world order that whatever one believes to be true is true when the way, the truth and the life is Jesus. St. Paul spells out truth today. I will let his words speak for itself…

Brothers and sisters: Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma. Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is fitting among holy ones, no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place, but instead, thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient. So do not be associated with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.

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Mike Burke; Monday, October 24, 2016
Be Good, Do Good, Be Light

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