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Love Does No Harm To Its Neighbor – Daily Inspiration, August 17, 2012

“The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13: 9 -10

We love ourselves enough to make sure our needs are met – food, shelter, clothing. We also take precautions to keep from being cheated, injured or hurt. This type of self-love should be extended to others. Let’s not let the fear of our help being rejected or the fear of hurting someone’s pride keep us from being sure the hungry are fed, homes are structually sound and bodies are clothed appropriately for the season. Let’s not let our differences keep us from standing up for those who are being treated unfairly. We don’t have to travel to third-world countries to “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5: 16). The family living next door may need all these things and more.

God bless you.

What I Have I Give To You – Daily Inspiration, August 1, 2012

“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.'” Acts 3:6

Just like the crippled beggar at the temple gate called Beautiful who asked Peter and John for money, we often ask God to intervene and solve our immediate problems. God, Who sees and knows all, doesn’t just want to solve our small problems, He wants to give us a new life and help for all our problems. Peter didn’t have money, but what he had through the authority of Jesus Christ was the power to improve the beggar’s life by healing him. So, don’t be discouraged when you feel your prayers are going unanswered. Instead of giving you what you want, Our Father may have something better in mind: giving you what you really need.

May the Lord be with you today.