The Quotable


May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Humility

I am inspired today to write about humility. There is a reason for this. And this reason has brought me closer to the realization that God is truly working in our lives and though we do not see it all the time there is no where he cannot be found!

On my roof at this time, even as we speak, there are 7 men and Ron putting on the new roof. Ron has spent all day with our friend, Bill Wallace, taking off shingles from the front half of the roof. The story really begins when Ron asked Chris , whose family works in building contracting, at Bible study last spring if buying shingles would be wise with the rise in gasoline prices. Chris said it would be well to do that, and when was Ron going to put the roof on. Well, Ron told him not soon, but we would have the shingles when we could budget the roofers. Chris came back a week or two later and told us if we could get the shingles off he, his dad, and brothers would put the roof on sometime in the fall. Right now in Christian charity and kindness these men and Ron are putting shingles on the roof. Well, Ron is still removing shingles from the other half of the roof. Twenty years ago Ron was part of a work crew that helped put a roof on another parishioners house. Perhaps a work repaid.

I feel certain when James was writing his letter he was speaking of such things as this (James 2: 14-26). These are faith filled men who by their works, honest and good, witness to their faith. It causes my heart to swell to be the recipient of such agape love. Tears well in my eyes as I realize the wealth we have in the goodness of God and our fellow pilgrims.

May we always be blessed with charity and faith. And the hope that we will be worthy stewards of the gifts offered and received. The three virtues are all integral to the life of a Christian!

~~~~~^j^~~~~~

My heart is so full, all I can say is,
"Thanks be to God!"

6 comments:

  1. awesome!! What a true blessing!

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  2. To see and witness faith lived out in others is truly uplifting and inspirational in itself, but to actually be the recipient of good Christian charity can indeed cause the tears of joy to flow. Thanks be to God!

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  3. It is humbling when we let someone do something kind for us...

    Lovely post.

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  4. There are so many ways for us to sow, and Ron is now reaping what he sowed.

    I love the way you tied your blessing into that very fitting scripture passage!

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  5. You know I get really tired of folks saying 'the government needs to do something.' We as a community need to help each other just as what happened with your family Cathy:). If you see someone who needs help then help them:).

    Beautiful post on humility thankyou Cathy:).

    Peace, JOY & Love to you:)

    Marie xooxoxox

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