Many of us live in a society drowning in shallow judgments based on a people’s appearance, vocabulary, dialect, education, fashion, sexual preference, ethnic group. We even judge ourselves based on how well we think we measure up to such standards. We must realize the balance between grace and truth when judging.
Every Christian has received at least one spiritual gift through God’s grace. Discover yours and make it a significant part of your purpose for being in this world.
Psychologists advise us that generosity provides numerous benefits, not only for others, but for ourselves. Generosity also includes kindness, hospitality and service to others; acts that everyone has the resources to provide.
The Bible suggests we develop in ourselves the characteristics of gratitude, patience, humility and others. It tells us that these are traits through which we express love for our fellow man and for ourselves. Modern psychology backs this up with more specific details on how and why our lives are improved by cultivating these attributes, thus showing that the inspired biblical texts written thousands of years ago are relevant today.
Rev Nathan Carlson relates how the short term efforts and long term rewards of little leaguers correlates to our spiritual development.