Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What Type of Town Do We Live In

Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented. Matthew 11:20

In our towns and cities, what mightly deeds have we witnessed that could be accounted as divine providence. Yet no one repented. Woe to us then. We just go on as if nothing happened. A life might have been saved or something that brings the towns people together. But out of it all, does it deepen our faith? It's time we start blessing our towns and cities, to restore the divine. Since we let evil take root in them.

What's not often witnessed is our faith out in the public. We stick to those we know, but never extend ourselves beyond to the stranger next to us, to give a smile that is from within. God does bring people together so we can reach out to others in love of neighbor, not to group off into little groups. Why did Jesus go after the Pharisees? Perhaps it was in the way they stuck together and never extended themselves beyond their clicky group. Towns and cities are like this too, made up of clicks. And this is not love of neighbor, when we are selective on who we speak to in public. Heaven forbid if we were caught talking and someone saw and chastises us for lowering ourselves. I've heard this from some people, out of ear shot, or their actions and secretiveness give them away. Jesus makes a good point today. Let's hope and pray we change ourselves and stop being a prideful people.

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