Friday, December 14, 2012

Begin where you are

The dreams of success and achievement must begin from where you possibly can instead of letting them fizzle out into dismal failures or procrastinated oblivion.  With a deep trust in God Almighty you can eventually reach the pinnacle of success, especially in the line of service to the neighbor.  After all, what else could be nobler than a life of love and service in the line of truth and justice.  This should not end in futile dreams but in fact and reality.

After all, following the steps of the Lord Jesus, we know how true was it said in the words of St. Paul: “We know that by turning everything to their good, God cooperates with all those who love him, with all those he has called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28).  Nevertheless remember to be humble always since pride is the beginning of the fall and all the saints following the Lord Jesus ever kept the line of humility as much as possible. Jesus kept repeating that: “Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted” (Mt. 23:11-12).  And that means too that in our work to serve God and our neighbor we must steer clear of doing our work of service for some self-serving motivation remembering the words of Jesus who had said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

 To say it factually, those occasions for practicng humility are really occasions to be truly great.

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