Thursday, December 17, 2009

For God so Loved the world

John 3:16 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Praise be to God and to our Lord Jesus Christ who washed away my sins.

This Christmas I find myself with a new spiritual energy flowing through my body. I am completely consumed by the Love of our God and His blessed Son Jesus Christ. Everything else seems to be happening in the periphery. What I mean is those who hold ill will for others or those who are too caught up by the commercialism that our society has created over this event seem to happen outside my shield.

I am amazed that anything that isn’t pure Love from God has failed to penetrate this shield of spirituality. I hope that there are millions or billions of you out there who feel the same way.

John 16:33 33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Mark 11:25-2625And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Tis the Season

As I look around these days I see people rushing into stores doing their last minute Christmas shopping. When you actually get in the store and see the frenzy is even worse. People actually fighting over getting the latest greatest thing that their kids just have got to have. I’ve lived that way myself in the past, but I was wrong also. We as Christians have known for years that things have been getting worse each season. This season isn’t for how much you can spend or how many things you can buy for your loved ones.

We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was a day that was prophesized and would change life on this planet forever. God Himself came to earth in the form of a human being Jesus Christ. People will argue that the three wise men brought gifts for the baby Jesus, and they did. But there gifts were in celebration of the deity coming in human form.

I think that people should reconsider going into debt or worrying about how much they buy or get for their families and friends. It’s NOT about the number or cost of the gift it’s the thought that truly counts.

I am truly thankful to know my Lord and Savior and my God, their love for me is without bounds and my gratitude to them is endless.

I’d like to extend my Love and goodwill to my family:

My beautiful wife Teresa,

My children Michael Jr., David, Trisha and Katie

My Son-in-Law’s Danny and Bobby

My Grandkids Gregory, Little Danny, Bethany, Davinia and Ace

My Mother, and my brothers Larry and Jim along with my nieces and nephews, Brandy and Katrina (Larry’s ) and her kids and James the III, Raymond and Steven (Jim’s kids) and two grandkids,

My Sister-in-Law Joyce and her husband Ken and their kids Wanda, Robin, Bobby, Krysti and their Spouses Jimmy, Donald , Angie and Ernie and their kids Alison and Ashley (Wanda’s), Brandi (Robin’s ) Jay and Josh (Bobby’s), Miranda, Chelsea and Bailey (Krysti’s)

My Aunt-in-law Faye and her family Beverly (her daughter), Ray, Philip and Matthew

Although my finances are lacking these days, my love for these people far exceeds anything I would be able to purchase for them. With all the emotion in my soul I love them all and wish them the very best….And for those of them who do not know the wonder of knowing our Lord and God, I hope that they will see the shining light of God’s Love and are surrounded by God’s happiness very soon.

God Bless All that read this Blog and I hope you have a safe and Happy Holiday season.

Friday, December 4, 2009


It’s been awhile since my last blog post. In truth, I have had a difficult time trying to figure out what I wanted to write about. In the past few weeks I have dealt with the happiness of seeing my mother and brother and adversely have experienced the sudden lost of an old Family pet.

Though, I enjoyed my time with my mother and brother, who are both by the way in fairly good health. I have had a very difficult time dealing with the loss of my pet.

I know that it is said that dogs, cats and all animals have no souls. But, there is something special about the relationship you develop with a companion who just happens to be a dog. Her name was Abby and 3 days ago I was forced to make the decision to put her down, because of financial and quality of life concerns. Abby and I had a special connection, you see, we both suffered the majority of our life with chronic health problems, yet every time I needed her she was there lying by my side and giving me the empathetic look of understanding.

There is a hole in my heart as I type this message, we had Abby for 9 years and I never once regretted having her. And for those who think that I am going overboard over a pet, I challenge any of you that have had a serious relationship with a dog to dispute how hard it is when you lose great companion. I hope that she is with our Lord in Heaven, and will be there to greet me when it is my time for me to go home.

No words of wisdom this week, no bible quotes to reflect upon….my sorrow is deep and reminds me of all of our mortality. There is a country song sung by Tim McGraw that reminds us that we should live life as if it were or last day…..some day it will be……enjoy life my friends, as for me, at least for a little while….Satan has won this battle to pull me down.

Friday, November 20, 2009

There's No Mistaking the Works of Our Lord

Spiritual Sunday

Nothing is coincidence when it comes to our Lord. One year ago this November I was in the emergency having problem breathing. The ER doctor had said that I had asthma and promptly gave me two breathing treatments to loosen my congestion. In fact, after being in the ER for a couple of hours I was starting to breath better and was in the process of being released…..What happened next , I refer to as a miracle. All of a sudden my heart started acting up and I felt real dizzy….The heart monitor had started to go crazy alarms were going off everywhere and people started running into my room. My heart rate had dropped from around 190 to 33, then paused for about 8 seconds and went back up to 190. This happened about six times at the ER. Of course I was worried that I might not be going home ever, but a doctor told me that I had what they call Tachy/Brady syndrome. Where your heart speeds up and slows down dramatically. While I was waiting for a ambulance to be moved to the main hospital….The doctor told me that “someone was watching over you tonight”….Of course he meant to be in the right place at the right time.

Before that night was over I had roughly 12 or 13 episodes with my lowest heart rate getting down to 13 beats per minute. That night they put me on an external pacemaker. The next morning I was told that I would need to have an internal pacemaker put in.

I was in the hospital for almost a full week. Aside from being scared about the pacemaker I was very worried about the cost of all the medical procedures. My anxiety and depression for that week was at a fever pitch. I was tired of living, I was tired of the constant issues with my heart and I was tired of being a burden on my wife and family.

The day of my implant surgery a good friend of mine came to the hospital to visit….My surgery was supposed to be at 9:00 am and at 5:30 pm I was still waiting. My friend had stayed with Teresa until my surgery. I was beyond scared and overwhelmed by the thoughts of what it meant to be reliant on a pacemaker. My friend is name Bruce and he is probably the nicest person I’d ever met in my life. We’ve known each other about 6 years. Bruce is a Christian Scientist. Which is a belief that I am not real familiar with….but, before I went off to surgery, Bruce bent over and handed me a note that simply read “God, is the strength of my Heart”. He told me that God had made sure that I was in the place I was supposed to be when my problems started and that He (God) would see me through the rest of the way.

I felt peace for the first time in that week and knew at that moment that I would live through the ordeal.

When I reflect on that time I am amazed of all that transpired that week and know that my Lord was there protecting me and seeing that I made it through that very serious moment of my life. One of the most amazing things is that Bruce has never been to the hospital to visit me before or to my knowledge was he aware of how weak and lost I felt.

I later found the passage he had written for me in Psalms…..and here it is……

Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart fail; [But] God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Truer words have never been written…..My friends our God lives and is waiting for you to seek him out.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Health and Fitness

Please visit Spiritual Sunday

This is a huge topic now days that people associate with physical looks and strength. Where there is a big push especially for Americans to eat better and exercise more often…..All that only touches on your physical life.

What about your spiritual health and fitness? Why is there no push to improve in this area? For many years we have known that we are as much spiritual as we are physical beings. In fact our spiritual health impacts our eternal soul not just what we do here on earth. You may be saying to yourself that I am spiritually fit…I go to church every Sunday like clockwork. Yet how many of you can tell me what it is your pastor, reverend or preacher talked about this past Sunday and how you used this knowledge to fulfill your spiritual obligations.

It’s not that we’re bad Christians our hearts are in the right places….It’s just that so many of us believe or obligations end when the sermon stops. I once had a good friend of mine tell me that they were doing God’s work because they went to church regularly. To me, church is where you go to worship and learn His message. The real work is done after you have left the confines of the church and put into practice what you’ve learned. Make sure you talk to your pastor about his sermon and how it applies to you……I guarantee there are a lot of people in that church who don’t understand the message. You see the sermon means nothing if it stays just another speech from the pastor. He is there to motivate you, to help you find inspiration in the word of God, for you then to go out and make a difference in your community, your family or to those who are lost without a clue on how to find their way home to God.

That doesn’t mean only certain people; God wants to reconnect with all of His children.

I can speak from the receivers’ point of view, for I have been lost for many years. It took someone who decided to put into practice what she learned from her church and in studying the Bible. With her help I WILL find my way home to God.

Just remember from this message that we are physical and spiritual beings, one side being in tune without the other in balance and we are only half of what we could be…

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13

God Bless you…..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our God is Always with Us

On occasion I will be posting messages from guest bloggers. The following post is from Robin, you have read about her in my postings, she is my niece by marriage, but in truth she is like the sister I never had. Aside from that, she is my religious mentor and has been my inspiration in putting this blog together.

I appreciate her love and concern for my eternal soul. Please sit back and enjoy her insights below.

Thank you Robin, Love Mike

"I must first admit to all of you how far out of my comfort zone I am. Writing is not one of my gifts. School was not one of my best moments. Let’s just say I thought of it as the place for me to do all my socializing. Now talking, that’s my gift. I can talk with the best of them. Lol. When Mike asked me to write a blog for him I held my breathe and said ok (this shows how much I love him)

The past week-end I went to The Women of Faith Conference in Greensboro and was truly blessed with the messages I received about How God is always with us and that even means when we are going through difficult times. Then, low and behold, I come home to study for my Study School lesson that I was to teach the next morning and it was on the same subject. And yes, this bad teacher was studying at the last moment around 10:30 Saturday night to be exact. And thankfully he was with me at this difficult time. haha

James writes to the early believers to encourage them during these times. He gives us this in James 1:2-18.He gives us three things we must do: find Joy, find Wisdom and find Blessing.

Now, if we are all being honest, sometimes we think you got to be kidding. I am at a very low point and somewhere in here; I am suppose to find Joy. I kind of get the wisdom, but then come the find blessings and we are back to how I am going to do this. So in thinking I have decided that we find the joy in knowing that when things are at there lowest, we have a Savior that we can say anything to. We can say I am hurt, I am mad and I don’t understand why this is happening. That should give us Joy in knowing He is always there.

Now we get to the Wisdom part. Have you heard; as I always have the old saying, what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger. We learn from our troubles. I think we must just simply ask God to show us what we are to learn from this. Give us Wisdom to make the right choices as we go through this with Him guiding us.

Blessings, here we go again. It took me a while on this one. But thankfully I finally got it. The blessing is that HE IS ALWAYS THERE. That I have someone that loves me so much he will never leave my side. I said NEVER leave my side. He is and will always be with me know matter what. Good times, Bad times, Our God is always with us."

Monday, November 9, 2009

Never to Old to Learn

My sister-in-law gave me a present one Christmas about 5 years ago, that I have truly cherished. It is a book by Billy Graham entitled Hope for Each Day – words of wisdom and faith. It is a daily devotional book that I have read every day since she gave it to me. There are many passages and message mentioned by Reverend Graham, most that I do not, in truth, completely understand. But there are a few after five years that are starting to sink in and I wanted to share one with you. These comments a verbatim from his book so I take know credit for his wisdom.

This one is titled - Poor in Spirit …..Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

“One of the hardest truths for some people to accept is that there is absolutely nothing they can do to win their salvation.

No matter how generous…how honest…how compassionate they are - it is never enough. God is holy, and His standard is perfection. If we think we are simply good enough, it simply proves our pride.

Only when we see ourselves as God sees us – sinners, guilty before Him- will we realize our need of a Savior. C.H. Spurgeon said “The first link between my soul and Christ is not my goodness but my badness, not my merit but my misery, not my riches but my need.”

But the amazing thing is this: In spite of our sins, God still loves us. He loves us so much that Christ died on the Cross for us. All we can do is believe and receive – believe Christ died for us and by faith receive Him into our lives. No, you cannot win your salvation – but Christ has won it for you.”

For many years I believed that I have needed to win my salvation. I believed that penance was do for the sins I have committed in my life and that the pain and bad health I have suffered for 14 years now was my penance. I felt like God has been torturing me for the bad things that I’ve done throughout my life.

Thankfully, through prayer I have been enlightened by those who know far more than I do about God. I’ve learned that God if I confessed and repented my sins, and ask that Christ come into my life as my Lord and Savior, that even I would be forgiven.

This message helped me by explaining we all are sinners in the eyes of God, but that through His love for us and the sacrifice of His only son Jesus Christ, that He has forgiven us and wants us to come home to Him.

God Bless you all………

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Holy Spirit Experience

I’ve decide to put a face and a story to my message about the Holy Spirit….For the past 3 months or so I had noticed that I had been getting increasingly angry almost by the day. I didn’t know what was making me lash out at those who I love most. My wife Teresa was one of those who was getting the worst of it….folks please believe me when I tell you that this woman means everything to me…we have been married for 24 years, and unfortunately she has seen me loose more and more of my health over the past 14 years. She has been the perfect spouse, because I expected (in my own mind) early on in my decline she might get tired of dealing with my health problems, but she has been by my side every step of the way.

I had gotten real irritated with my children and anybody who would even try to talk to me. And the worse thing to ask me was “what’s wrong”. About 3 weeks ago I thought I had reached the end of my life. I definitely felt like I was done trying to live each day with the same pain and depression. I posted on my “Facebook” an announcement that I have had enough, that I wanted to die. A few of my friends had called to see if I was OK and I would just go through the motions of telling them all was OK, but it wasn’t.

It was one afternoon that I felt like something inside me was telling me that things will get better…then I got a message from my wife’s niece Robin and all of a sudden it all came pouring out of me…I felt her religious conviction reassuring me that I could tell her anything. I cried for what felt like hours….all of the pain, the frustration, the feeling of being stuck with my health issues were all surfacing all at once. The more I talked to robin the more I felt like the Holy Spirit was convincing me that she was to be my spiritual guide, that she would not judge me but help me to understand what scriptures and stories from the bible will enforce my spiritual needs to fight off my physical failures.

In the course of our first conversation Robin had committed to me that she would always be there for me until I found my religion. I’ve known her for about 25 years, but in the course of just a few weeks she has become the sister I never had. She helps me to interpret my feels and the messages I feel I have been getting from a higher source.

I believe that the Holy Spirit is active in me…when I am down and lack the energy to even stand that he tells me that Jesus is there to make sure I will not fall. He (the Holy Spirit) has also told me that Robin will get me where I can stand on my own and be at a place where my faith will focus my spiritual needs.

I can’t thank Teresa or Robin enough…they are both my angels with very different roles. Teresa is the strength of my physical life and Robin is the strength of my spiritual journey.

I believe that the Holy Spirit and our Savior recruit those we need to help us along with our journey. The Holy Spirit certainly knew I had received my lowest point and help me build my spiritual confidence to move forward with Robin.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Holy Trinity

Tonight, I am thinking a lot about the Holy Trinity and try to think through the role of each part…So you have The Father (GOD), The Son (Jesus Christ) and The Holy Spirit……I know together they make up the figure of GOD in total, but it seems to me that the reason for separating them in scripture is by the role they play in our lives. The Father the creator of all things whose wonders know no bounds, the son Jesus Christ our savior whose deeds and sacrifice allow us access to our heaven Father. That leaves the Holy Spirit ….Who to me is the teacher, the guide, the will, the energy and holy conscious.

You can’t reach the Whole unless you are in tune with all three.

I think that all my life has been focused on God and Jesus Christ, forgetting the most important part.

Jesus says nobody comes to the father except through me…..I think also that nobody comes to the son except through the Holy Spirit…they are all mutually inclusive.

We are talking about perfect harmony. When I started writing this blog last night I had no idea what I was going to talk about, but this morning after surfing the web to find reference of the Holy Spirit it would appear that I hit the nail on the head with the relationship between the trinity.

It is written that there is one GodHead who is made up of three distinct entity; The Father , the son and Holy Spirit. Again what I read on the following link; was that Holy Spirit does bring you to Jesus who in turn brings you to God.

I also read that the Holy Spirit helps you even when you pray….For instance if there is something troubling you or causing problems in your life and you just can’t put the words together to ask God for Help that the Holy Spirit will intercede and help you with what to pray about.

He also brings with him, as we receive him into our bodies, all of the memories of the scriptures and thoughts of Jesus and God we forgot.

I guess what I’m getting to, is that I am amazed by the depth of God’s plan and by the mechanism he has in place to ensure that we find our way home to him.

And I truly cannot wait until I able to go home and be with my Lord and Savior our Heavenly Father.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Simple Prayer

Here’s a simple prayer that I start my daily conversations with God with;

“Glory…. Glory….. Glory….. to my God, the creator of the universe and all things in it…hallowed is He that through Him all things are possible. And blessed is His son, my personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who bore the weight of my sins and the sins of all mankind while being crucified on the cross…and through His death and resurrection promises everlasting life to those who accepts Him as their Lord and Savior, and follows the Word of God (The Holy Bible).”

Saying this one simple prayer puts the rest of my conversation with God into perspective. To me it respectfully identifies with the Deity of our living, and the sacrifice of our savior.

In the last few weeks in particular I have been trying hard to connect with God on a more personal basis. So I have changed my attention and affection in which I ask God for help everyday.

God Bless you All………

Friday, October 30, 2009

Logical Learning

I had talked to a number of friends and fellow bloggers in the last day and I am still in the midst of discovering what type of Christian I am….I’ve heard the terms mature, teenage, toddler and even baby Christians. And I can agree with that when you are describing a place where someone is in their development and knowledge of the Bible. In comparison to how much someone is educated in the word of God, I believe there are also different types of learning. There are people that read and acknowledge the word of God in the bible, just as they would with their studies in school…Then there are people who learn purely through the way they experience God physically (a more logical approach based on what has transpired in their lives.) Then there are those who learn both ways. Just as God loves all levels of Christian based on their knowledge I contend that the same is true based on how we learn.

I believe that I fall within the category of a logical Christian. And when I think about early Christianity I have to believe that the people who were to become Christians in the time of Christ were logical as well, what they saw and experienced is what they knew to be true.

A friend of mine sent me a message yesterday that puts the trials and tribulations that our Lord Jesus Christ experienced leading up to the end of His mortal life into perspective. I’d like you all to read it:


At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.

At the time crucifixion was the "worst" form of execution used. Only the worst criminals condemned to die were to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus because He was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.

Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long.

The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that the tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breath.

Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back and using His legs just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, and the courage.

Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours.

Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes
before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He simply began pouring water from His wounds.

From common images depicting the scene, we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side. But do we realize there were other wounds that were actually made in His body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating was so horrific that His face was torn and His beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp.

Most men would not have survived this torture.

And remember after 3 hours of enduring this brutal act. He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.

The human adult body contains about 3.5 litres (just less than a gallon) of blood.

Jesus lost all 3.5 litres of His blood; He had three nails hammered into His arms and feet; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.

All this without mentioning the humiliation, He was forced to pass angry crowds carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers (about a mile and a quarter), while the crowd spat in His face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight (66 pounds), the cross that he carried across is back was the cross-section where His hands were nailed).

Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you can have free access to God.

So that all our sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception!
Don't ignore this situation. JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU! For you, who now read this message. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc).

He died for you! It is easy to pass jokes or foolish photos around, but when it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed to forward to others because you are worried of what they may think about you.

Accept the reality, the truth that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE

God has plans for you; No matter where you are in your faith or how you go about learning, just know that God Loves you so much that he gave is only begotten son….Could you imagine sending your son to an automatic death sentence for strangers.

Think of life today….do any of you know ANYONE who would endure that kind of punishment and terror just so someone else could be close to their Father in Heaven. Ashamedly, we live in a world that doesn’t care about their immortal souls…We all have to follow what others thinks is cool.

If you look logically at the story that you just read you have to believe that only God incarnate would have the conviction and compassion to forfeit His life for you.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Journey has Begun

Thank you all for your comments. I am very new to blogging and am even newer to discussing religion. I ask that you bear with me if I make protocol errors or am unable to quote scripture. And actually for those you can quote scripture about something I may talk about I would appreciate your comments.

There are three people in my life I want to acknowledge. First, my gorgeous wife Teresa is the best person I’ve ever met, you see I have been dealing with life changing health problems for 14 years now. I have had a lot to go wrong and the rock that has been there throughout all of this is my Teresa. I Love her unconditionally, I hope that God allows us to continue our relationship in heaven.

The second person is someone who reached out to me just two weeks ago, she is my wife’s niece, Robin, you see God, I believe sent Robin to me, because I was without hope. Robin is a beautiful person inside and out. She is in the process of bringing back from the abyss. I have trouble expressing in words how I feel about what she’s done for me.

The third person is my wife’s cousin Beverly, she is my blog mentor and she too has a beautiful soul that truly cares about others. One message I feel like I’ve been given by God is that people miss the importance of compassion, as I wrote about earlier. Compassion is the key word to life it is the intent of the golden rule. It also applies to those who are will to sacrifice their lives for others and much more.

I was thinking last night about the idea of God talking and directing us in our life. I have heard that pastors and priest have talked that God talks directly to them to tell them what to do…..I think that is why I was feeling left out….because I couldn’t hear him….no matter how bad I tried. Then it occur to me that God speaks to us all continuously, because He is the one that makes sure you are near help when trouble is on the horizon, He is your conscious that tells you what you ‘re about to do is right or wrong he also the compassion you exhibit to others.

I believe that God has a plan for us all, and to top that off through the Holy Spirit that he injected into our hearts, is willing to share the trip with you good or bad. Our Lord and savior has told us that he will be with us always….let’s all commit to let him in and know that we don’t walk alone.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Finding my Religion

For many years of my life I have been struggling with my religion / I wanted to start a blog where I can share my thoughts and hope all of you will share yours as well....One judging.

To start this off I would consider myself as someone with a deaf, Dumb, and blind soul.....I want with all my heart to believe that Jesus Christ has forgiven my sins and is guiding and protecting me.

Food for thought based on some thoughts I had the other day:

I think the first time I accepted the Holy Spirit into my life was when I went to a Joel Osteen presentation with my family. First because of my physical limitations I was unable to sit with my wife and robin…so I found a seat in the disabled section….I remember during the sermon that pastor Osteen had asked all those who wanted to commit their life to God to stand up. I stood for the first time in front of thousands of people, exposed in my denial of committing to God. When pastor Osteen lead us through the commitment prayer I felt something that I have never experienced before or since. The best way to describe it was tremors…my feet, than legs, waist…all the way up my body shook and a lady sitting next to me said that I was being consumed by the Holy Spirit.
Until lately I have not felt that God was guiding me…The Holy Spirit has come to me again, but this time he has inspired me to think about my connection with God. Things like, a man who has accepted our Lord Jesus Christ cannot possibly be separated from God. God resides in us and he experiences what we experience in life. So we serve God on Earth and then in Heaven when we pass. I believe this is so that God can know what we experience and what trials we face so he can take them from us.
In two thousand years since our Lord has been crucified and resurrected we have lost our way and our purpose. We can only survive with God as our center and with the understanding that compassion is what makes it all work. If it weren’t for Gods compassion for man, he would not have sent his son to redeem us…If it was Jesus Christ’s compassion for us we would not have sacrificed his physical body for us and fulfilled the prophecies of the resurrection to reconnect us with God.
I Believe that we are tested in faith and in action on our ability to feel compassion for each other. So next time you are in church, and you are thinking or your fellow parishioners’ see how many you truly feel compassion for knowing that you should feel compassion for all. That’s what God wants from us…you see we think that we are alone in life but we create our loneliness God gives us the freewill and the ability, all we have to do is act.