Flowers or Weeds

Flowers or Weeds

Someone, somewhere, has once said, “Don’t expect to pick flowers when you have planted weeds”.

Is what you have been doing working for you? Sometimes we are caught in a rut, continuing to do the same things with the same attitude. Life in this modern world can be tough, making us angry, resentful and turned in on our own problems. We tend to think, “I need to look out for Number One”. And we do need to take responsibility for ourselves and our family, but we do see all around us folks looking out for one another. The “Golden Rule” is working in our lives even when we are living in a world that does at times seem callous and uncaring.

Jesus gave emphasis to this idea when he said in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets”. And again in Matthew 22:36 -37, when the Pharisee asked Jesus about the greatest commandment, Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it; you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets”.

It is good to remember that God has given us the tendency to practice the “Golden Rule” as we live in this world and deal with our fellow travelers.

Remember, the Bible does say we are created in the image of God, Genesis 1:27. God imparted a spirit to each of us. Thus we are like Him—created in His image—because we have a spirit-essence like He does.


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