Monday, July 20, 2015
Many do not see how true Jesus was when He said: “According to the measure you extend to others, the same shall come back to you, overflowing” (Lk. 6:38). And why He said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
The best illustration I could give is a fruit-bearing tree. See how a generous tree, giving delicious fruit is highly prized by the people. Its seeds are planted to obtain other similar ones. But the selfish tree that gives no fruit because it says that people do not treat it well, the more she is neglected or cut down for giving no fruit. The same happens to people who just keep on complaining yet produce no active works to help our people. They do pure lip-service. We must learn to analyze well. Most people who are good at talking and criticizing have not really done much to help other people. Wouldn’t this be a better world if time was wisely spent in actions towards improvement of self and humanity rather than in mumbling words that would only impair good motives and honest intentions. Let our words bear fruit in Christifying others, and not waste time in crucifying the good name of people who may yet become instruments for evangelization
in the Father’s plan of salvation.