GOOD Vs “GOOD” “As we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men….” (Gal 6:10).
Everybody needs help especially in this season of global pandemic, and Hebrews 13:16 enjoins us not to forget to do well and to share. Someone may ask: ‘what does doing good mean in this Bible quotation?’ A little giving to charity or the style commonly found among little children?– you can have a bit of my chocolate because you gave me a crisp yesterday. Yes, that’s a good example, but there’s a deeper meaning to doing good to all.
Beloved, it’s easy to give when people give to you and taking when others take from you, even unbelievers practise that. But Christ’s teaching on giving goes beyond this by encouraging believers to give to those who will not have the capacity to repay you and when you do that, you’ve done it to him (Matthew 25:40).
Francis of Assisi summed up what he thought living out God’s good looked like in this prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me show love
Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light
Where there is sadness, joy.
It’s tough, difficult, demanding and sometime seem humiliating; but when you allow Christ in you, doing it is highly rewarding. 24-Hours prayer and counselling lines: 61 2 9675 4444; 61 402573332; www.rccgaustraliaprovincetwo.org.au